Today, Monday, August 5th at the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners meeting, the Resolution for Home Rule to be placed on the November 5 ballot was passed unanimously by the three commissioners. However, the commissioners have given us a very short time frame in which to get organized, so we must move quickly. Filing as a Freeholder starts 8:30 a.m. on August 14 and ends at 4:30 p.m. on August 16.
Now that the petition for Home Rule Charter has been validated by the Auditor, anyone who has been a resident of the County for at least 5 years and is a registered voter can pay the $25 fee to be placed on the ballot as a Freeholder.
The Community Rights Coalition of Jefferson County is looking for people to run for freeholder positions from all three commissioner districts. We are looking for people who will support the position of creating a basic charter that includes the right for citizens to use initiative and referendum and a basic Community Bill of Rights to help direct the county. If you are that person, please come to an informational meeting for prospective Freeholders.
The Community Rights Coalition Home Rule Charter Task Force will hold an Informational Meeting for prospective Freeholders.
Date: Wednesday, August 7
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Tri-Area Community Center, Chimacum, Washington
At this meeting, members of the Task Force will cover the following information:
- Who can qualify to be a prospective Freeholder under State requirements
- How to register as a Freeholder Candidate
- How a Freeholder is elected
- What tasks Freeholders are given once they are elected
- What is a Freeholder Platform?