Monday, January 24, 2022
Jan. 24, 2022

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‘Against’ statements sought for Clark County voters’ guide

By , Columbian staff writer

Each election, the Clark County Auditor’s Office provides an online and printed voters’ guide with information about candidates and ballot measures. The guides are intended to help voters make informed decisions when voting. The voters’ guide includes statements by and photographs of candidates for elected offices along with 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. Often, the Elections Office receives only a supporting statement. If the group cannot identify anyone to oppose the ballot measure, no opposing statement is written or submitted. If the Elections Office does not receive a supporting or opposing statement for a local ballot measure, the staff attempts to identify citizens interested in authoring such a statement.

For the February 2022 special election, the Elections Office has received five propositions that do not have citizens appointed to write a statement against. These are: a ballot proposition from the city of Vancouver for a fire and emergency services and facilities levy lid lift; a ballot proposition from the Green Mountain School District for a replacement educational programs and operations levy; a ballot proposition from the Hockinson School District for a school programs and operations replacement levy; a ballot proposition from the La Center School District for a replacement educational programs and operations levy; and a ballot proposition from the Ridgefield School District for a general obligation bond for $62,565,000.

For the complete text of the resolutions, ballot language and other resolutions for the February special election, go to and follow the link to Feb. 8, 2022, Special Election Information located near the top of the page.

Any registered voter interested in writing an opposing statement is asked to contact Elections Supervisor Cathie Garber at 564-397-2345.

The deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday.