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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Auditor seeks to appoint committee members for voters’ pamphlet

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is opening a special appointment period to recruit individuals to write against committee statements for the Feb. 8, 2022, Special Election Local Voters’ Pamphlet.

Against Committee members needed

  • Steilacoom School District No. 1 – Proposition 1 – EP&O (Educational Programs and Operations) Levy
  • Puyallup School District No. 3 – Proposition 1 – EP&O Levy
  • Puyallup School District No. 3 – Proposition 2 – Capital Levy
  • Tacoma School District No. 10 – Proposition 1 – EP&O Levy
  • Tacoma School District No. 10 – Proposition 2 – Capital Levy
  • University Place School District No. 83 – Proposition 1 – EP&O Levy
  • University Place School District No. 83 – Proposition 2 – Capital Levy
  • Dieringer School District No. 343 - Proposition 1 – EP&O Levy
  • Dieringer School District No. 343 - Proposition 2 – Capital Levy
  • Dieringer School District No. 343 - Proposition 3 – Capital Levy
  • Orting School District No. 344 – Proposition 1 – EP&O Levy
  • Franklin Pierce School District No. 402 – Proposition 1 – EP&O Levy
  • Franklin Pierce School District No. 402 – Proposition 2 – Capital Levy
  • Bethel School District No. 403 – Proposition 1 – EP&O Levy
  • Bethel School District No. 403 – Proposition 2 – Capital Levy 
  • White River School District No. 416 – Proposition 1 – EP&O Levy
  • White River School District No. 416 – Proposition 2 – Capital Levy
  • Fife School District No. 417 – Proposition 1 – EP&O Levy
  • Fife School District No. 417 – Proposition 2 – Capital Levy

The district did not appoint against committee members to prepare statements for the local voters’ pamphlet. As a result, RCW 29A.32.280 directs the Auditor’s Office to seek out and appoint up to three members to form the committee. A link to district resolutions and explanatory statements can be found at www.PierceCountyElections.org in the current election section.  

Appointment qualifications

  • Be a resident and registered voter of Pierce County for at least one year immediately prior to the appointment;
  • Pledge to work cooperatively with other members of the committee; and
  • Have ready access to email. 

Committee responsibilities

  • Read, understand and fulfill the obligations described in the Elections Guide for Jurisdictions, which includes:
    • Committee appointments and participation;
    • Word limits, format requirements, and deadlines for statements and rebuttals.
  • Have your name appear in the local voters’ pamphlet and waive anonymity. 

At least one committee member must be willing to submit phone number, email or website address for publication in the local voters’ pamphlet. Those interested who agree to the above responsibilities can email a request that includes name, voter registration address, phone number, and the district they wish to write a statement for to [email protected]. Appointments will be made in the order that the requests are received.  

Deadlines
The deadline to request a committee appointment is Dec. 14, 2021, at noon. The deadline to submit a committee statement is Dec. 14, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.

NOTE: Individuals requesting appointment on Dec. 14 must be prepared to submit the statement by email on the same day. The Auditor’s Office is unable to extend the deadline.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor
[email protected]
(253) 798-3188 desk 
(253) 318-0493 cell

Kyle Haugh, Elections Supervisor
[email protected]  
(253) 798-2146 desk

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