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Tag: voters pamphlets


PROPOSITION 1: Typo is a fatal flaw

Re: “Prop. 1 text has a typo in tax number” (TNT, 10-22).

This front-page article told us that the wording for Prop. 1 on the ballot and voter pamphlet contains an inaccurate figure for the proposed countywide sales tax hike that would raise money for South Sound 911. While the ballot and voter pamphlet wording stated that the increase would be “one tenth of one percent” the numerical amount stated was 0.01 percent, which is not accurate. One tenth of one percent (which is the accurate amount of the increase) is 10 times greater than 0.01 percent.

In talking with

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ELECTION: Pamphlet typo is misleading

Evidently, the story about Pierce County misprinting the amount of the proposed tax to pay for South Sound 911 was important enough to put on the front page of the printed paper. This should be on every billboard in Pierce County.

Doug Vanscoy says, “It’s not materially misleading to the voters.” Yes, it is. Even if the language specifies that the proposed tax is “one-tenth of one percent,” anyone with the slightest amount of sophistication knows that the misprint of 0.01 will confuse and/or mislead plenty of voters.

Thanks for the “‘voter advisory.’” Go figure. If you can’t win an argument

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