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February 11, 2014 special election

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What's on the ballot

Ballot measures appearing on the February 11, 2014 special election ballot.


Ballot measures (4)

Mount Pleasant School District No. 29-93
Proposition No. 1

Maintenance and Operations Levy
The Board of Directors of Mount Pleasant School District No. 29-93 approved a proposition for educational levies. This proposition provides for the support of educational programs, facilities, maintenance and operations by authorizing the levy of the following excess taxes on all taxable property within the District, as specified in District Resolution No. 2013-14-2.

Approximate Levy Rate per $1,000

Collection year Assessed value Levy amount
2015 $3.85 $155,000
2016 $3.78 $155,000

Should this levy be approved?


Washougal School District No. 112-6
Proposition No. 3

Replacement of Expiring Educational Programs and Operations Levy
The Board of Directors of Washougal School District No. 112-6 adopted Resolution No. 2013-14-03, concerning a proposition to replace an expiring levy. This proposition would authorize the District to levy the following excess taxes, in place of an expiring levy, on all taxable property within the District, to maintain current educational program funding levels and support the District's educational programs, student services and operations expenses:

Approximate Levy Rate/$1,000

Collection year Assessed value Levy amount
2015 $3.31 $6,300,000
2016 $3.31 $6,552,000
2017 $3.31 $6,814,000

all as provided in Resolution No. 2013-14-03. Should this proposition be approved?


Washougal School District No. 112-6
Proposition No. 4

Replacement of Expiring Capital Levy for Instructional Technology
The Board of Directors of Washougal School District No. 112-6 adopted Resolution No. 2013-14-04, concerning a proposition to finance instructional technology. This proposition would authorize the District to acquire and install new computers, software, and the technology equipment needed to improve, upgrade and support classroom activities and student learning, and levy the following excess taxes, in place of an expiring levy, on all taxable property within the District:

Approximate Levy Rate/$1,000

Collection year Assessed value Levy amount
2015 $0.37 $700,000
2016 $0.35 $700,000
2017 $0.34 $700,000

all as provided in Resolution No. 2013-14-04. Should this proposition be approved?


Woodland School District No. 404-102
Proposition No. 1

Replacement Educational Maintenance and Operations Levy
The Board of Directors adopted Resolution No. 2586 concerning a proposition for educational funding. This proposition authorizes the District to levy the following excess taxes, to replace an expiring levy, on all taxable property within the District, to support the District's educational maintenance and operations:

Approximate Levy Rate/$1,000

Collection year Assessed value Levy amount
2015 $2.96 $3,950,000
2016 $2.88 $3,950,000
2017 $2.79 $3,950,000

Should this proposition be approved?

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Dropsite locations

Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on the day of the election, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Ballots received after 8 p.m. will not be valid.

Locations available BEFORE the special election:

Clark County Elections - 1408 Franklin St., Vancouver
(available 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. On Election Day, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
Permanent 24-hour drop box - 14th and Esther St., Vancouver
(available 24 hours a day)

Locations available ONLY ON Election Day, Feb. 11, 2014:

Election workers will accept completed ballots at the following locations only on the day of the special election from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.

Washougal Community Center

1681 C Street, Washougal, WA 98671

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Freeholder FAQ

What is a freeholder?
A freeholder is a Clark County resident who is elected to a non-paid, temporary, nonpartisan office. Fifteen freeholders together will draft a home rule charter proposing changes in how county government is structured.

The 15-person Board of Freeholders will submit its draft home rule charter to the public by the end of 2014. A draft could be on a 2014 or 2015 ballot.

What is a freeholder’s term of office?
Freeholders chosen in the Nov. 5 general election will take office Nov. 27, 2013 and leave office Dec. 31, 2014, or when they submit a proposed charter for public vote, whichever is earlier.

How will the Board of Freeholders be structured?
Five freeholders will be elected from each of the county’s three commissioner districts. Voters will choose freeholders for the commissioner district in which they live. To find your district, view commissioner districts map (PDF).

The freeholder who receives the greatest number of votes among all 15 candidates will be the board chair, at least initially.

What are a freeholder’s qualifications?
To be a freeholder candidate, a person must be a registered voter in Clark County and have lived in the county for five years preceding the Nov. 5 election.

Will Board of Freeholders meetings be open to the public?
Yes. The meetings are subject to the state’s Open Public Meetings Act.

What types of changes can freeholders propose in a charter?
They can customize county governance in accordance with local needs and interests. For example, they could propose that the three-member Board of County Commissioners increase to five members or that the appointed position of county administrator become an elected position. A charter could give initiative and referendum powers to citizens, fix term limits or make some elective offices nonpartisan.

The changes are limited. Freeholders cannot set taxes or affect the courts, law enforcement or state laws such as the Growth Management Act.

What is required to approve a proposed charter?
A simple majority of voters is required to pass a draft charter. If approved, the new county government structure must be in place within six months of the election.

Do other Washington counties have home rule charters?
Yes. The counties and years their home rule charters took effect are: King, 1968; Clallam, 1976; Whatcom, 1978; Pierce, 1980; Snohomish, 1980; San Juan, 2005

Has Clark County had a charter on the ballot in the past?
Yes, in November 2002. It was rejected by a margin of 187 votes, 49.89 percent yes to 50.11 percent no.

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Contact us

Elections supervisor: Cathie Garber
Street address: 1408 Franklin St., Vancouver, Washington  98660
Mailing address: P.O. Box 8815, Vancouver, WA  98666-8815
Phone: (360) 397-2345
Fax: (360) 397-2394
Email: elections@clark.wa.gov
Responsible elected official: Greg Kimsey