Mason County Elections

2021 District Submission Deadlines & Guidelines

The following are the deadlines and guidelines for submitting ballot resolutions to be published in the Mason County local voters’ pamphlet. Printable pdf version.

District Submissions – Deadlines

Jurisdiction Responsibility and Deadlines

Submission TypeAugust 3, 2021
Primary election
November 2, 2021
General Election
1. ResolutionMay 14, 2021
at 4:00 pm
August 3, 2021
at 8:00 pm
2. Resolution Cover SheetMay 14, 2021
at 4:00 pm
August 3, 2021
at 8:00 pm
3. Explanatory Statement (must be submitted electronically)May 14, 2021
at 4:00 pm
August 3, 2021
at 8:00 pm
4. For and Against Committee Appointment
For and Against Committee Form must be completed by this date.
May 14, 2021
at 4:00 pm
August 3, 2021
at 8:00 pm

Committee’s Responsibility and Deadlines

SuBmission type August 3, 2021
Primary election
November 2, 2021
General Election
1. Argument “For” and “Against”
Written by the committees appointed by district (must be submitted
electronically)
May 21, 2021
at 4:00 pm
August 10, 2021
at 4:00 pm
2. Argument “For” and “Against”
Written by the committees appointed by the Auditor less than 3 days before the standard deadline. (must be submitted electronically)
At 4:00 pm, three business days after appointment of
committee*
At 4:00 pm, three business days after
appointment of
committee*

*Auditor will not make committee appointments after 1st argument deadline.

District Submissions – Guidelines at a Glance

Submission TypeWord LImitFormatting
Explanatory Statement200Allowed: Italics

Not Allowed: Bold, ALL CAPS, underlining, lists, bullets
“For” and “Against” Statement250 Allowed: Italics, Up to 4 headings (up to 15 words each), headings are included in word count. 4 paragraphs

Not Allowed: Bold, ALL CAPS, underlining, lists, bullets
Contact InformationDoes not count toward word limitAllowed: Committee members names; a contact phone number; an email address; a website address.
At least one method of contact (phone, Email, website address) must be provided.

Not Allowed: Titles of committee members (Dr., President, Ph.D.)

All Submissions

Material submitted for publication in the local voters’ pamphlet may be rejected if:

  • It’s obscene, libelous or otherwise inappropriate
  • Comments on other candidates or incumbents
  • It doesn’t follow formatting guidelines
  • Was received after the submittal deadline

Publication Dates of Local Voters’ Pamphlet:

  • August 3, 2021 Primary: June 18, 2021
  • November 2, 2021 General: September 17, 2021