Sunday, January 22, 2017
|Photo by Chris Roberts|
Ballots for the February 14 special election will arrive soon.
King County elections officials will mail ballots to all registered voters Wednesday.
The deadline to register by mail or online to vote in the election or for current Washington voters to update their addresses was January 16, but new Washington voters may register in person through February 6 at either the King County elections office in Renton or the county elections annex in downtown Seattle.
Ballot drop boxes in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park will open Thursday.
The only item on local ballots will be a Shoreline School District bond measure to rebuild the district’s two middle schools and one of its elementary schools and to build an early learning center.
The bond measure requires a 60 percent “yes” vote to pass and needs a minimum turnout of 16,002 voters – 40 percent of the number of ballots cast in the district during the last general election.
Shoreline School District Proposition 1 is one of only two measures on February ballots around King County.
Cities and school districts around Washington often are reluctant to put bond measures on the ballot in the year after a presidential election because the required turnout is high due to the high turnout the previous November.
Voters must leave ballots in drop boxes by Election Day at 8pm or mail them so they get postmarked by Election Day February 14.
Here is the Shoreline School District ballot title:
Shoreline School District No. 412
Proposition No. 1
Bonds to Rebuild Schools and Build an Early Learning Center
The Board of Directors of Shoreline School District No. 412 adopted Resolution No. 2016-19, concerning a proposition to enhance the learning environment and relieve overcrowding. This proposition would authorize the District to: rebuild Kellogg Middle School, Einstein Middle School and Parkwood Elementary School; build an Early Learning Center at the Children's Center Site that will house the District's mandatory Early Childhood Education program, as well as Shoreline Children's Center and Head Start programs; issue no more than $250,000,000 of general obligation bonds maturing within 20 years; and levy annual excess property taxes to repay the bonds, all as provided in Resolution No. 2016-19. Should this proposition be:
Updated 01-25-17 Ballot must be postmarked by February 14, Election day