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May 14, 2021

PORT ORCHARD – The Kitsap County Auditor’s Office – Elections Division seeks volunteers to write arguments against any of three measures appearing on the August 3, 2021 Primary ballot.

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue and South Kitsap Fire and Rescue districts are each proposing separate ballot measures continuing 50-cent per $1,000 of assessed property value EMS levies in each district.
The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District is asking voters to restore the district’s original property tax levy rate of 75 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value.

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 three districts have not appointed committees to write arguments against the measures, so the County Auditor is seeking individuals to serve on those committees.

The Primary Local Voters’ Pamphlet includes official ballot titles, explanatory statements, arguments "for" and "against" each measure, and rebuttals.
Committee members are required to be residents of the district in order to draft arguments and at least one person must be willing to be named in the voters’ pamphlet as a member of the committee. 

Interested parties should contact the Elections Division by 4:30 p.m., May 21. Please email or call 360-337-7280 if interested. Arguments are due by 4:30 p.m., May 28.

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 at


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