Posts tagged: Voters Pamphlet
OLYMPIA — Like a college student keeping a watchful eye on the GPA, the Secretary of State's office successfully argued for a higher grade and got an A on its voter guide.
The grader in question, Ballotpedia, had to admit it missed a feature worth 17 percent of the final grade. . .
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OLYMPIA — Talia Anderson, a Port Angeles fifth grader, got a bit of a surprise when Secretary of State Kim Wyman showed up at school. She knew Wyman was going to speak to students
Anderson didn't know Wyman was going to announce her artwork had been chosen for the cover of this year's Voters' Pamphlet. It will make her a well-circulated artist. The pamphlet gets sent out to 3.2 million voters.
OLYMPIA — Adding the five tax advisory measures to the state Voters Pamphlet cost less than originally projected after the Secretary of State's office found some ways to consolidate information, a spokesman for the office said today.
The final cost to was about $130,000 to add the three pages of ballot language and cost estimates for the five measures and slightly over six pages of legislative votes, David Ammons said.
Initial estimates were for about $240,000, but the total came down by consolidating information on the legislative votes, Ammons said. Instead of listing the names, contact information and votes of the 147 legislators for each advisory measure as the office did last year, it created one list and recorded all five votes under the name and contact information for each legislator.
The office “found a way to economize” even though the consolidation prompted objections from Tim Eyman, the sponsor of the initiative that requires the advisory votes, Ammons said.
A story in Sunday's Spokesman-Review used the old estimate in a story about the tax advisory measures.