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Posted on: May 17, 2017

[ARCHIVED] County Auditor seeks pro/con committee members for local ballot measure statements

The Snohomish County Auditor’s Office is seeking individuals to write statements for or against local ballot measures for the August 1 Primary local voters’ pamphlet. The local voter’s pamphlet is delivered to every household prior to the mailing of the Primary ballots. 


Committees are comprised of up to three individuals, one of which is designated chair and serves as a contact point for the Auditor’s Office. Committees may seek input from any number of other individuals or groups.


Individuals interested in participating on a committee should have a clear interest for or against the ballot measure, be able to work cooperatively with other committee members, and have time available through May 26. Most committees communicate through email.


Committees write a 250-word statement for or against local ballot measures in the local voters’ pamphlet. Committees also prepare a 75-word rebuttal to the opposition’s statement. Statements are due no later than 5pm on May 23. Rebuttal statements are due no later than 5pm on May 26.


If you are interested in serving on a committee, email a statement of interest to by May 19 or contact the Auditor’s Office at (425) 388-3321. Individuals will be appointed by the County Auditor and will be notified after May 19.


A statement of interest includes your name, your contact information, what district and ballot measure committee on which you are interested in serving, and any information explaining why you should be on the committee.


Members are sought for the following committees:

·         Pro and con committees for City of Marysville EMS levy

·         Con committee for Fire District 4 levy lid lift

·         Con committee for Fire District 7 property tax levy


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