PRELIMINARY ELECTIONS

Grays Harbor County Primary Elections ballots are due today either post marked or delivered to the County ’s office. Most Grays Harbor residents are included into the 20 percent of Washington voters do not have an election to decide. Sam Reed says he expects the areas that do have races will see low turnout, but he is encouraging voters to participate in elections that will shape local leadership.

Voters wishing to follow election updates can visit the results page at http://vote.wa.gov/results/current/graysharbor

Election Day drop off locations are list below. These are available 7:00 am – 8:00 pm election day only.

– Methodist Church – 204 E. Harris,
– VFW Post 5564 – 158 Summit Rd.,
– Convention Center – 120 W. Chance Ala Mer Ave.
– Council Chambers – 506 N. Montesano St.
Aberdeen/Hoquiam – YMCA – 2500 Simpson Ave, Hoquiam

The following is a list of items included in Grays Harbor voting and will be updated throughout the election process by KXRO.

Non-Partisan Offices
– Mayor
Paul Fritts

City of Aberdeen – Ward 6 Position 12
Denny Lawrence
Michelle Barclay
Jerry Mills

City of Elma – Mayor

Norma Johanson
Jim Taylor
Jim Sorensen

City of McCleary – Council Position 2
Thomas (Tom) Reed
Michael Bens
Jeffery Geer

City of Montesano – Mayor
Walt Bussard
Doug Streeter
Ken Estes

City of Ocean Shores – Council Position 2
Robert Crumpacker
Lynda Miller
Cathie A. Parker
John Schroeder

City of Ocean Shores – Council Position 4
Mary Walker
Virginia (Ginny) Hill
Karen M Carlisle

School District No 401 – School Board Director Position #4
Glen Morgan
Piper Lyon
Brian Boman

Fire District 5 – Position 1
Carl M Hagen
Slim Mattox
Eric Patton

Local Measures
City of Westport – Proposition No. 1
Shall the City of Westport levy upon the regular taxable property within the City, in addition to its regular levy, the sum of $134,900 (approximately $0.35 per thousand of assessed valuation) for the year 2012 for the purpose of providing emergency medical care and ambulance services to its citizens?

Fire District 2 – Proposition 1
The Board of Commissioners of Grays Harbor County Fire Protection District No. 2 adopted Resolution No. 2011-05 concerning a proposition to finance maintenance, operations and capital facilities. This measure would ensure the continued delivery of fire protection and emergency medical services by restoring the 2011 property tax levy to $1.36 per $1,000.00 of assessed valuation for collection in 2012 and authorizing a limit factor of 106% of each of the five succeeding years (but not to exceed a levy rate of $1.36).
The maximum allowable levy in 2016 shall be used to determine future increases as allowed by Chapter 84.55 RCW.

Fire District 11 – Proposition 1
Shall the Grays Harbor County Fire District No. 11 levy upon the regular taxable property within the District, in addition to its regular levy, the sum of $70,000 or about $.60 or less per thousand dollars of assessed value for the year 2012 for the purpose of providing emergency medical care and ambulance/aid car service to its citizens?

Fire District 11 – Proposition 2
Shall the Grays Harbor County Fire Protection District No. 11 levy the regular taxable property within the District, the sum of $21,500 or about $.25 or less per thousand dollars of assessed value for the year 2012 for the purpose of providing emergency medical care and ambulance/aid car service to its citizens?

Fire District 14 – Proposition 1
Shall Grays Harbor County Fire District No. 14 Levy upon the regular taxable property within the District, in addition to the regular levy, the sum of $54,300.00 or approximately $0.44 per thousand of assessed valuation for the year of 2012 for the purpose of providing emergency medical care and ambulance services to its citizens?

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