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8/21/2013

Auditor calls for citizen to write one opposing voters' pamphlet statement

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

Cathie Garber, Elections
Phone: (360) 397-2345

Vancouver, WA – The Clark County Auditor is seeking a citizen to write a statement opposing an advisory measure resolution on an East County Toll-Free Bridge.

Each year, the Auditor’s Office includes the local voters’ pamphlet in the state voters’ pamphlet for the general election, and it is mailed to all households in Clark County. The pamphlet includes statements and photographs of candidates for elective office as well as supporting and opposing statements for state and local ballot measures.

Often, the Auditor’s Office receives a supporting argument for a local ballot measure but no opposing statement. In such a case, the Auditor can attempt to identify citizens interested in writing an opposing statement.

This year, the Auditor’s Office received six advisory measures from the Board of County Commissioners. The commissioners appointed committees to write statements supporting all advisory measures, but were not able to identify anyone willing to write a voters’ pamphlet statement against the advisory measure resolution on an East County Toll-Free Bridge.

If any citizen is interested in writing an opposing statement, please email the Elections Department at elections@clark.wa.gov or call Elections at (360) 397-2345 and provide identifying information, including an email address. Deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26.

“The public is best served by having a local voters’ pamphlet which presents a fair and balanced debate on the merits of local measures submitted for a vote of the citizens,” said Auditor Greg Kimsey. “We urge anyone who is interested to help us get their statement to these local measures into the local voters’ pamphlet."

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