Auditor Seeking “Cons” For Voter’s Guide

August 12, 2018

Everett Government


Are you against Everett’s EMS Levy Lid Lift?

The Snohomish County Auditor has put out a call for people who are opposed to various measures that will be on the fall ballot. Most of them have to do with a levy or levy lid lifts for fire service or EMS service including one in the City of Everett. You have until Monday (Aug 13th) to contact the Auditor’s office if you want to participate in drafting a “con” statement for the voter’s guide. Here’s more information.

The Snohomish County Auditor’s Office is seeking individuals to write statements for or against local ballot measures for the November 6 General Election local voters’ pamphlet. The local voters’ pamphlet will be sent to every household in Snohomish County.

Committees are comprised of up to three individuals, one of which is designated chair and serves as a contact point for the Auditor’s Office. Committees may seek input from any number of other individuals or groups.

Individuals interested in participating on a committee should have a clear interest for or against the ballot measure, be able to work cooperatively with other committee members, and have time available through Tuesday, August 21. Most committees communicate through email.

Committees write a 250-word statement for or against local ballot measures in the local voters’ pamphlet. Committees also prepare a 75-word rebuttal to the opposition’s statement. Statements are due no later than 5 p.m. on August 16. Rebuttal statements are due no later than 5 p.m. on August 21.

If you are interested in serving in one of the unfilled positions listed below, email a statement of interest to by Monday, August 13 or contact the Auditor’s Office at (425) 388-3321Individuals will be appointed by the County Auditor and will be notified on August 14, leaving two days for volunteers to compose and submit statements.

A statement of interest includes your name, your contact information, what district and ballot measure committee on which you are interested in serving, and any information explaining why you should be on the committee.

Members are sought for the following committees:

City of Everett (con committee only)
EMS Levy

City of Stanwood (con committee only)
Fire Merger

Arlington School District (con committee only)
Construction and Renovation Bonds

Fire District 5 (con committee only)
EMS Levy or M&O Levy

Fire District 15 (con committee only)
Fire and EMS Levy

Fire District 19 (con committee only)
EMS Levy Lid Lift

Lake Stevens Fire (con committee only)
Fire and EMS Levy

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