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Posted on: December 16, 2022

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. 14, 2023, Special Election Local Voters’ Pamphlet.

Against Committee members needed

  • Steilacoom School District No. 1 – Proposition 1 – General Obligation Bonds - $116,000,000
  • Orting School District No. 344 – Proposition 1 – General Obligation Bonds - $150,000,000
  • Peninsula School District No. 401 – Proposition 1 – Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy
  • Peninsula School District No. 401 – Proposition 2 –Safety, Security and Technology 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 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.

The deadline to request a committee appointment is Dec. 20, 2022, at noon. The deadline to submit a committee statement is Dec. 20, 2022, at 4:30 p.m.

NOTE: Individuals requesting appointment on Dec. 20 must be prepared to submit the statement by email on the same day. The Auditor’s Office is unable to extend the deadline.

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Kyle Haugh, Elections Manager
[email protected]  
253-798-2146 desk

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