Nothing seems to go right for Proposition 1, the $18 billion roads and transit measure hated by everyone from the tax averse to the Sierra Club.
The Secretary of State’s office sent out a press release this morning announcing the arrival of voter pamphlets in mailboxes statewide and within two hours, the King County elections office sent out another release saying there was an error.
Turns out a page of the ballot addressing the pros and cons of RTID hadn’t been included in pamphlets sent to voters in Bothell, Kenmore, Kirkland, Woodinville and Redmond.
The pamphlets are printed by Seattle-based Consolidated Press. “I guess it would probably be considered a series of unfortunate events,” CFO Robert Brown says of the mishap. According to Brown his company received the finalized information on Proposition 1 at the last minute and the corrected pamphlet information was dropped somewhere between the receiving end and the presses.
Consolidated is picking up the tab for the supplemental, says Elections spokeswoman Bobbie Egan adding that it’s the first time the company has made a mistake in the approximately 15 years they’ve been printing King County voter guides. (Though it was hardly the first mistake in such a span for the elections office, which has been plagued by mishaps and corruption.) She expects voters to have the supplement before mail-in ballots are sent out Oct. 17.
In the meantime, you can read the text here, remembering you have to decide how you feel about more roads and light rail all at the same time.