Opposing statements sought for Aug. 6, 2024, ballot measures

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Every election, the Clark County Auditor’s Office provides an online and printed voters’ guide with information about candidates and ballot measures for voters to make an informed decision when voting. The August voters’ pamphlet includes local ballot measures with supporting and opposing statements written by citizens.

A legislative body placing a measure on the ballot can appoint a committee to write a supporting statement and another committee to write an opposing statement. But often, the Elections Office does not receive an opposition statement for a local ballot measure. If the group cannot identify anyone to oppose the ballot measure, then the Elections Office staff attempts to identify citizens interested in authoring such a statement.

For the August 2024 Primary and Special Election, the Elections Office, as the filing officer, has identified nine propositions that do not have citizens appointed to write an opposing statement. The City of Camas, City of Washougal, Town of Yacolt, Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue, East County Fire and Rescue, Fire District No. 3, Fire District No. 6, Fire District No. 13 and Clark County Emergency Medical Service District No. 1 all are in need of committees to write opposing statements for their propositions. 

To review the complete text of the resolutions including the ballot language, visit clarkvotes.org and click the link for 
Aug. 6, 2024 Primary and Special Election located near the top of the page.

Any registered voter interested in writing an opposing statement is asked to contact Rich Cooper of the Clark County Elections Department at (564) 397-2345. Please call soon as the deadline is 3 p.m. Thursday, May 9. 

“The public is best served by providing information which presents a fair and balanced debate on the merits of local measures submitted for a vote,” said Auditor Greg Kimsey. “We urge anyone interested to help us get their opposing statements to these local measures into the voters’ guide."

Greg Kimsey, Auditor, 564.397.2078
Rich Cooper, Elections Assistant Manager, 564.397.2345