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Volunteers requested to write arguments against two measures​

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          
August 20, 2021

PORT ORCHARD – The Kitsap County Auditor's Office – Elections Division seeks volunteers to write arguments against either of two measures appearing on the November 2, 2021, General Election ballot

One measure creates the Office of the Kitsap County Medical Examiner, replacing the Kitsap County Coroner. The other measure requests a 0.2% sales tax increase for Kitsap 911 Emergency Communication Systems and Facilities.

According to Revised Code of Washington 29A.32.280, districts proposing the measures are responsible for appointing committees to write arguments for and against each measure. The two districts have not appointed committees to write arguments against the measures, so the County Auditor is seeking individuals to serve on those committees.

The General Election Online Voters' Guide includes official ballot titles, explanatory statements, arguments "for" and "against" each measure, and rebuttals.

Committee members must be county residents to draft arguments. Interested parties should contact the Elections Division by Aug. 24. Please email or call 360-337-7280 if interested. Arguments are due by Aug. 30.

Resolutions submitted by the districts for each measure are at the Resolutions page on the Kitsap County Auditor's website.

The format for writing arguments can be found on page 16 and 17 in the Candidate and Guidelines Book.