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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          
December 14, 2020

PORT ORCHARD -- Citizens who wish to write arguments against one or both measures proposed by the Bainbridge Island School District on the Feb. 9, 2021, Special Election ballot are invited to contact the Kitsap County Auditor's Office.

The district is proposing two levies. One renews a programs and operations levy. The other renews a technology levy.  

According to Revised Code of Washington 29A.32.280, districts proposing a measure are responsible for appointing committees to write arguments for and against it. When the district does not appoint a committee by the resolution deadline, the Auditor's Office may request writers. The committees must be formed by end of day Thursday, Dec. 17.

Resolutions submitted by the districts for each measure are on the Elections page of the Kitsap County Auditor's website, and the Auditor's Office will provide explanatory statements written by the district's attorney. The committee's argument against either levy would be due by Tuesday, Dec. 22. A rebuttal to the "for" committee's argument would be due by Dec. 28.

Committee members do not have to be residents of the district in order to draft argument. If at all possible they should be opposed to the measure or measures. The committee must name at least one individual whose name will be included with the argument in the online voters' guide. Interested parties should contact the Elections Division by 4:30 p.m., Dec. 17. Please email or call 360-337-7128 if interested.


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