Did you rely upon information in your Voters' Pamphlet to make an informed decision on Prop. No. 1? Well too bad for you because on Friday night the City of Kirkland and King County Elections sent out notices that the Voters' Pamphlets sent to Kirklanders were missing information on Proposition No. 1, the Aquatics & Recreation Center (ARC).
Early on Saturday morning Kirkland Views sent a request for information to the City of Kirkland in an attempt to learn exactly what happened and what information was missing from the Voters' Pamphlet. We will publish the city's response when it arrives.
UPDATE: The City of Kirkland is not at fault for the errors of omission made in the King County Voters' Pamphlet with regard to Proposition No. 1 (ARC)
Below is the news release issued by the King County Elections Office explaining the snafu. You can get the updated information online in the link below. If you have already voted and wish to change your vote based upon this newly released information, well... good luck with that one.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time that information in the Voters' Pamphlet has been in error.
King County Elections is responsible for this information not being correctly published in the Voters' Pamphlet.
DATE: October 16, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Corrections to Voters Pamphlet for Lake Washington School District No. 414 and City of Kirkland
Voters in Lake Washington School District No. 414 and the City of Kirkland will be receiving a correction in the mail to several pages of their voters’ pamphlets in the next few days. King County’s voters’ pamphlets were mailed this week to all voters, but those mailed to voters in these areas were missing two components—information on City of Kirkland Proposition No. 1, Formation of Kirkland Aquatics and Recreation District, and a Director District No. 1 candidate photo for Lake Washington School District No. 414.
King County Elections Director Sherril Huff stated, “We regret our publishing error and remind voters they can get all of their voter information online as well. Voters have until November 3rd to return their ballots and will receive the corrected pages early next week, with plenty of time to vote.”
Voters are reminded to contact the Elections Department if their ballots have not arrived by October 22 so there is plenty of time to issue a new one or learn about their voting options.