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Port of Manchester Commissioner Term Limit Question (April 2012)

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A Port of Manchester Commissioner Term Limit Question was on the April 17, 2012 ballot in the port district of Manchester which is in Kitsap County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 899 (64.31%)Approveda
  • NO 499 (35.69%)[1]

This measure sought to reduce the term limit of port commissioners from six years to four years. The measure was brought to the ballot by petition, the election will cost the district around $10,000. The person behind the petition noted his displeasure with having to cost the district so much, he was told that when he submitted the petition it would be placed on a regular election ballot not a special ballot. But County officials noted that if the measure were moved it would make the issue invalid.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

This proposition was placed on the ballot by a petition signed by voters in the Port of Manchester. If approved, this proposition would reduce the terms of office of commissioners of the Port from six years to four years. The terms of incumbent commissioners would not be reduced, but each successor would be elected to a four-year term instead of a six-year term. Should this proposition be approved?[3][4]

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