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Port Orchard WA 98366-4687
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Dolores Gilmore (D)

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Submitting Ballot Measures

The governing body of a city, town, or district may submit a resolution calling for a special election. The resolution must be submitted to the Kitsap County Auditor - Elections Division in writing no later than 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Election Dates Resolution Deadlines
February 14, 2017 December 16, 2016
April 25, 2017 February 24, 2017
August 1, 2017 Primary May 12, 2017
November 7, 2017 General August 1, 2017

Resolution Withdrawal

If a jurisdiction chooses to remove a ballot measure, they must submit the request for withdrawal to the Kitsap County Auditor - Elections Division in writing no later than the deadline for filing a resolution calling for an election.

Bond and Levy Validation

Passing a levy or bond issue isn’t always a simple matter of majority rules. State law makes bond issues and some types of levies pass by requiring a “super majority.” Other levies such as levy lid lifts and school levies only require a simple majority. For more information, click here.




Feb. 14, 2017 Special Election
Online Voters' Guide Deadlines
December 16, 2016 - Deadline to submit committee names to Auditor.
December 22 - Deadline for committee arguments.
December 27 - Elections Office approves arguments and gives to opposing committees for rebuttals.

January 3 - Rebuttals due.

January 13 - Online Voters' Guide goes live.

Measure argument deadlines are designed for publication of Voters' Guides and may be adjusted.

Validation Totals By District
(Minimum turnout required for local districts running measures in 2017.)