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2006 Seattle Elections

General Elections Voters' Guide

Chrtr Am 13-Ballot Measure Notification - Ballot Title


Ballot Title


The city council has proposed an amendment to Article XVIII Section 3 of the city charter concerning advance notice requirements for certain ballot measures.

This amendment would change Article XVIII Section 3 to eliminate the provision that the city clerk must have advance notice of these ballot measures posted, and published in full in the City's official newspaper for 30 days before the date of the election. Instead, the clerk would have to have notice published in full in the City's official newspaper in accordance with state law.

Should this charter amendment be

Approved
Rejected


Explanatory Statement

1. The proposal

This amendment would change advance notice requirements for certain ballot measures.

2. The charter as it currently exists

Article XVIII of the city charter concerns elections. Section 3 of Article XVIII specifies how a ballot measure is to be submitted to the voters in cases where the method of submitting that measure is not specifically provided by another part of the charter or by the general laws. Among other things, Section 3 requires the city clerk to prepare a notice containing the ballot measure in full; the clerk must have the notice posted, and published in the City's official newspaper in full for 30 days before the date of the election.

State law also contains provisions about required notice for elections. Among other things, those provisions state that the county auditor or other official conducting the election must publish notice of the election at least once in a newspaper of general circulation. The notice is to be published not less than three or more than 10 days before the election, and must include the ballot titles of all measures to be voted upon. As an alternative to this notice, a voters' pamphlet may be mailed to each residence.

3. The effect of this amendment if approved

Article XVIII Section 3 would be amended to eliminate the provision that, in cases where the method of submitting a measure isn't specifically provided elsewhere, the city clerk must have advance notice of a ballot measure posted, and published in full in the City's official newspaper for 30 days before the date of the election. Instead, the clerk would be required to have notice published in full in the City's official newspaper in accordance with state law.





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Council Position 9

Sally Clark

Stan Lippman

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 1

Edsonya Charles

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 2

C. Kimi Kondo

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 3

Ron A. Mamiya

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 4

Judith Montgomery Hightower

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 5

George W. Holifield

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 6

Michael Salvador Hurtado

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 7

Fred Bonner

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 10

Jean Rietschel

Referendum 1 -
Adult Entertainment Regulation

Statement for and Rebuttal

Statement Against and Rebuttal

Title & Explanation

Complete Text

Initiative 91 -
Leases to Sports Teams

Statement for and Rebuttal

Statement Against and Rebuttal

Title & Explanation

Complete Text

Proposition 1 -
Transportation Funding

Statement for and Rebuttal

Statement Against and Rebuttal

Title & Explanation

Complete Text

Chrtr Am 6 -
Meeting Location in Emergency

Statement for and Rebuttal

Statement Against
and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

Title & Explanation

Complete Text

Chrtr Am 7 -
Council Quorum Requirements

Statement for and Rebuttal

Statement Against
and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

Title & Explanation

Complete Text

Chrtr Am 8 -
Council Reconfirmation of 3 Dept Heads

Statement for and Rebuttal

Statement Against
and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

Title & Explanation

Complete Text

Chrtr Am 9 -
Auditor Appointer and Length of Term

Statement for and Rebuttal

Statement Against
and Rebuttal

Title & Explanation

Complete Text

Chrtr Am 10 -
Planning Commission Appointments

Statement for and Rebuttal

Statement Against
and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

Title & Explanation

Complete Text

ChrtrAm 11 -
When Approved Ballot Issues take Effect

Statement For
and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

Statement Against
and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

Title & Explanation

Complete Text

Chrtr Am 12 -
Selected Cnclmmbrs Vote on Chrtr Amendmnt

Statement For
and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

Statement Against
and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

Title & Explanation

Complete Text

Chrtr Am 13 -
Ballot Measure Notification

Statement For
and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

Statement Against
and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

Title & Explanation

Complete Text

Chrtr Am 14 -
Clerk Compilation of Ordinances

Statement For
and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

Statement Against
and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

Title & Explanation

Complete Text

Chrtr Am 15 -
Change Comptroller to Clerk

Statement For
and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

Statement Against
and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

Title & Explanation

Complete Text

ChrtrAm 16 -
Obsolete References to Art. XIX Sec. 10

Statement For
and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

Statement Against
and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

Title & Explanation

Complete Text

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