NOTICE OF CLOSING OF VOTER REGISTRATION FILES, NOTICE BY THE PACIFIC COUNTY AUDITOR OF A SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016 AND CANVASSING MEETINGS PACIFIC COUNTY, WASHINGTON NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all voter registration files of all the voting precincts in Port of Chinook, Raymond School Dist. No. 116, South Bend School Dist. No. 118 and Willapa Valley School Dist. No. 160, Pacific County, Washington will be closed to all original registrations (mail, online voter registration) and transfers as of midnight Monday, January 11, 2016 and will remain closed until after the Special Election held on February 9, 2016. WITH THE EXCEPTION that residents in the State of Washington who are not registered, may register in person, during regular business hours, in the Auditor's Office in South Bend or Long Beach until the end of the business day on February 1, 2016 and may make application to vote by mail ballot only. The County Auditor’s offices are ADA compliant and registration and voting aids are available upon request. Closing of registration files is conducted in accordance with RCW 29A.08.140, 29A.08.145 and 29A.04.220. NOTICE OF ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, a Special Election will be held in Pacific County, State of Washington for the submission to the qualified voters living in Pacific County, Washington the following: MEASURES PROPOSITION NO. 1 PROPERTY TAX LEVY LID LIFT SUBMITTED BY PORT OF CHINOOK The Port of Chinook Commission has passed Resolution 15-002 proposing an increase in the District’s property tax levy. If approved, this proposition would provide funding for all District operations and capital improvements authorized under RCW Title 53. If authorized a maximum regular property tax levy rate in 2017 of $0.45 per $1,000 of assessed value and would use the 2017 levy amount to calculate the levy limit in subsequent years as provided by Chapter 84.55 RCW. Should this proposition be: APPROVED REJECTED SCHOOL LEVIES PROPOSITION NO. 1 REPLACEMENT OF EXPIRING SCHOOL MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION LEVY SUBMITTED BY RAYMOND SCHOOL DIST. NO. 116 The Board of Directors of Raymond School District No. 116 adopted Resolution No.15-16-05, concerning a proposition to replace an existing General Fund Maintenance and Operations levy and to meet the essential educational needs of the students in the Raymond School District. This proposition would authorize the District to levy the following excess taxes on all taxable property within the District for support of the District’s General Fund Maintenance and Operations: Approximate Levy Rate/$1,000 Collection Year Assessed Value Levy Amount 2017 $4.14 $860,371 2018 $4.14 $860,371 2019 $4.14 $860,371 2020 $4.14 $860,371 All as provided in Resolution No. 15-16-05. Should this proposition be approved? YES NO PROPOSTITON NO. 1 REPLACEMENT OF EXPIRING EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND OPERATIONS LEVY, SUBMITTED BY SOUTH BEND SCHOOL DIST. NO. 118 The Board of Directors of South Bend School District No. 118 adopted Resolution No. 14-2015, concerning a proposition to support educational programs and operations. This proposition would authorize the District to levy the following excess taxes, in place of an expiring levy, on all taxable property within the District for support of the District’s General Fund educational programs, student services, and operations: Approximate Levy Rate/$1,000 Collection Year Assessed Value Levy Amount 2017 $3.83 $711,000 2018 $3.83 $711,000 2019 $3.83 $711,000 2020 $3.83 $711,000 All as provided in Resolution No. 14-2015. Should this proposition be approved? YES NO PROPOSTITON NO. 1 REPLACEMENT OF EXPIRING EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND OPERATIONS LEVY, SUBMITTED BY WILLAPA VALLEY SCHOOL DIST. NO. 160 The Board of Directors of Willapa Valley School District No. 160 adopted Resolution No. 015-07, concerning a proposition to support educational programs and operations. This proposition would authorize the District to levy the following excess taxes, in place of an expiring levy, on all taxable property with the District for support of the District’s General Fund educational programs, student services, and operations: Approximate Levy Rate/$1,000 Collection Year Assessed Value Levy Amount 2017 $2.87 $724,500 2018 $2.87 $724,500 2019 $2.87 $724,500 2020 $2.87 $724,500 All as provided in Resolution No. 015-07. Should this proposition be approved? YES NO Every qualified voter in these districts will receive their ballot by mail for the February 9, 2016 Special Election. The ballots will be mailed out on January 22, 2016. Registered voters may mail or deposit their ballot at the Auditor’s office in South Bend or Long Beach up to and including the day of the Election. The Auditor’s offices will be open on February 9, 2016, Election Day only, from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM to receive vote by mail ballots. You may obtain a replacement ballot if the original ballot is destroyed, spoiled or lost; call (360) 875-9317. Replacement ballots may be requested in person at the Auditor’s office. Any ballots postmarked after the election will not be counted. Additional information on elections can also be obtained on www.co.pacific.wa.us under the Auditor section. CANVASSING BOARD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Pacific County Canvassing Board, or its duly authorized representatives, will convene January 29, February 2, February 5 and February 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM for the purpose of canvassing ballots cast for the February 9, 2016 Special Election. These meetings will be held in the Pacific County Courthouse Election Meeting Room, 300 Memorial Dr, South Bend, Washington 98586. No votes shall be tabulated before the close of the polls at 8:00 PM on Election Day. The canvassing board, or its duly authorized representatives, will meet again on February 16, if necessary, until all valid vote by mail ballots are opened and inspected, whichever comes first. Each day the meetings will convene at 10:00 AM and end when the opening and canvassing are completed for that day. The Pacific County Canvassing Board (Auditor, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners and the Prosecuting Attorney) shall meet in the Pacific County Courthouse Election Meeting Room at 10:00 AM on Friday February 19, 2016 to certify the election. This notice is published pursuant to the Open Meetings Act RCW 42.30. Dated January 3, 2016 Pacific County Auditor Joyce M Kidd Published January 6, 2016 Legal No. 004-15

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