Return ballots by April 28th!King County, Spokane, and many other local jurisdictions have important issues on the April special election ballot. Please share this guide with your friends and family and return your ballot by April 28th.
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County Ballot Measures
Depending on where you live, you may have the following ballot measures on your ballot.
King County Proposition #1
Vote YES for Emergency Radio Network
King County is proposing an increase in the property tax levy to replace the current, aging emergency radio network with a new Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network (PSERN). Police officers, firefighters, emergency medical staff, and 911 dispatchers throughout the county, including Seattle, as well as cities on the eastside and in south King County, will use PSERN to communicate with each other in the field.
The current network, designed in 1992, uses technology that will soon not be supported by the manufacturer, and is in danger of failing if not replaced. The new PSERN system will be more reliable and provide better coverage throughout the County. The levy lid lift will cost 7 cents per $1000 of assessed property tax value, or approximately $26.46 per year for the median King County homeowner. The levy will expire in 9 years. Vote YES to replace the Emergency Radio Network.
Spokane County Proposition #1
Vote YES For Buses
Proposition 1 includes a small sales tax increase to expand service by adding more bus routes, more frequent service during peak hours, expanded nights and weekend service, new park and rides, and expanded bike capacity on buses. People will only pay an additional 3 cents on a $10 purchase, but what they get in return is a Spokane greater equipped to handle the growing economy and population. Vote yes on Proposition 1 to keep Spokane moving forward.