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Posted on: July 20, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Snohomish County Seeks Volunteers to Serve on County Charter Amendment Committees

News Release July 20, 2016 

Contact: Stephen Clifton Phone: 425-388-3471 


County Council

Hans Dunshee 

Ken Klein Terry Ryan Brian Sullivan 

Stephanie Wright



Snohomish County Seeks Volunteers to Serve on County Charter Amendment Committees

Application Deadline Extended to July 27, 2016 

Everett, WA—Snohomish County is one of seven charter counties in the State of Washington. The Snohomish County Charter was adopted in 1980 and first amended in 1986. The County Charter may, by public vote, be amended every ten years. In 2015, Snohomish County voters elected a Charter Review Commission composed of fifteen members, three from each Council District.

On June 29, 2016, the Charter Review Commission voted to submit the following propositions to the public for the November 2016 ballot.

Proposition 1 - Commission on Human Rights 

Proposition 2 - Public Advocate

Proposition 3 - Nondiscrimination 

Proposition 4 - Hearing Examiner Appeals 

Proposition 5 - Council Meetings

Proposition 6 - Appointment and Confirmation 

Proposition 7 - Redistricting


More information about the Charter Review Commission can be found at 


Snohomish County has the responsibility of appointing members to a committee that will write a statement for each measure (pro) and a committee that will write a statement against each measure (con). Committees are allowed to have up to three members.  Council is seeking people to serve on either a pro or con committee for each ballot measure. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please submit a completed application to Snohomish County Council no later than 5PM on July 27, 2016. 

Statements in support or opposition of charter amendments are to be submitted to the County by Tuesday, August 16, 2016.  Rebuttal statements in response to opposing committee statements are due by Friday, August 19,  2016.

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