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5/21/2012

August 7 primary local voters' pamphlet - missing statement

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Greg Kimsey, Clark County Auditor
Phone: (360) 397-2078

Tim Likness, Elections Director
Phone: (360) 397-2345

Each year the Clark County Auditorís Office prints a local votersí pamphlet for the primary election. The pamphlet is mailed to all households in Clark County. Included in the pamphlet are statements and photographs for the candidates for elective office as well as supporting and opposing statements for the local ballot measures appearing in the Primary election.

Often, our office only receives a supporting argument for a local ballot measure and no opposing statement is submitted. The legislative body responsible for placing a local measure on the ballot has the opportunity to identify and appoint a committee to write a supporting statement and an opposing statement. If they cannot identify anyone who they know opposes passage of the ballot measure, then no opposing statement gets written and submitted. If our office does not receive a supporting or opposing statement to a local ballot measure appearing the primary or general election, we attempt to identify citizens who would be interested in authoring such a statement.

We have received a resolution from the City of Camas. The jurisdiction has appointed a committee to write a statement supporting the ballot measure. They have not been able to identify anyone willing to write a local votersí pamphlet statement against their ballot measure.

If any citizen is interested in writing an opposing statement to the City of Camas Emergency Medical Program levy measure submitted, they are urged to contact Tim Likness at the Clark County Elections Department by calling (360) 397-2345. They should do this as soon as possible and before 5 p.m., Friday, May 25.

County auditor Greg Kimsey stated ďThe public is best served by having a local votersí pamphlet which presents a fair and balanced debate on the merits of local measures submitted for a vote of the citizens. We urge anyone who is interested to help us get their supporting or opposing statements to these local measures into the local voters pamphlet."

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Clark County Auditor's Office: Mark Gassaway, Finance Director
Street Address: 1300 Franklin, 5th Floor Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: Auditor's Office, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
Main phone: (360) 397-2241 | FAX: (360) 397-6007
E-mail: auditor@clark.wa.gov
Responsible Elected Official: Greg Kimsey

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