Chapter 18.20
REQUIRED PUBLIC NOTICES

Sections:

18.20.010    Repealed.

18.20.013    Voter registration notice.

18.20.015    Notice of offices to be filled.

18.20.020    Notice of election.

18.20.025    Notice of bonded indebtedness.

18.20.030    Repealed.

18.20.035    Questioned voter notification.

18.20.045    Repealed.

18.20.050    Repealed.

18.20.060    Repealed.

18.20.070    Repealed.

18.20.080    Repealed.

18.20.010 Time of election.

Repealed by Ord. 620. (Ord. 515 § 3, 1997)

18.20.013 Voter registration notice.

The clerk shall post on the city’s website and publish a notice of voter registration at least 60 calendar days before each election. The notice shall include the qualifications required of voters, the deadline for registering to vote in the election, and places where voters may register. (Ord. 12-009 § 8, 2012)

18.20.015 Notice of offices to be filled.

At least 10 calendar days before nominations are open for each regular or special election, the clerk shall post on the city’s website and publish twice in one or more newspapers of general circulation in the city a notice of offices to be filled at the election and the manner of making nominations. (Ord. 12-009 § 8, 2012; Ord. 620 § 7, 2004)

18.20.020 Notice of election.

The clerk shall post on the city’s website and publish a notice of each election at least twice in one or more newspapers of general circulation in the city. The clerk shall also post the notice in City Hall. The first publication and the posting shall occur at least 30 calendar days before a regular election and 20 calendar days before a special election. Each notice of election shall include:

A. The type of election: regular or special;

B. The date of election;

C. The location of the polling places and the hours the polling places shall be open;

D. The offices to which candidates are to be elected;

E. The subjects of propositions to be voted upon;

F. Instructions for absentee by mail, early and special needs voting; and

G. Notification that anyone needing special assistance in casting their ballot due to a disability or bilingual need shall contact the clerk for assistance at least 24 hours before the time of casting their ballot. (Ord. 18-003 § 4, 2018; Ord. 12-009 § 8, 2012; Ord. 620 § 7, 2004; Ord. 592 § 11, 2002; Ord. 556 § 7, 2000; Ord. 546 § 10, 1999; Ord. 534 § 3, 1998; Ord. 515 § 3, 1997)

18.20.025 Notice of bonded indebtedness.

Before a general obligation bond issue election, the clerk shall publish notice of the city’s total existing bonded indebtedness at least once a week for three consecutive weeks. The first notice shall be published at least 20 calendar days before the date of the election. The notice shall state:

A. The current total general obligation bonded indebtedness, including authorized but unsold bonds of the city;

B. The cost of the debt service on the current indebtedness; and

C. The total assessed valuation of property within the city. (Ord. 12-009 § 8, 2012)

18.20.030 Election officials.

Repealed by Ord. 12-009. (Ord. 620 § 7, 2004; Ord. 592 § 12, 2002; Ord. 571 § 4, 2001; Ord. 556 §§ 8, 9, 2000; Ord. 546 § 11, 1999; Ord. 534 § 4, 1998; Ord. 515 § 3, 1997)

18.20.035 Questioned voter notification.

The clerk shall prepare and post at every precinct a “Notice to Questioned Ballot Voters.” The notice shall contain:

A. Information as to how the questioned voter’s ballot will be counted;

B. The date, time and place where the canvass board will meet; and

C. A statement notifying the voter that, within 30 days after election certification, written notification will be sent to the voter informing them of the reason why their ballot was not counted. The notice will further state that if the voter does not receive notification, the ballot was counted. (Ord. 12-009 § 8, 2012)

18.20.045 Ballots – Form.

Repealed by Ord. 12-009. (Ord. 620 § 7, 2004; Ord. 592 § 13, 2002; Ord. 546 § 12, 1999; Ord. 534 § 6, 1998)

18.20.050 Ballots – Distribution.

Repealed by Ord. 12-009. (Ord. 620 § 7, 2004; Ord. 571 § 5, 2001; Ord. 546 § 13, 1999; Ord. 515 § 3, 1997)

18.20.060 Election materials.

Repealed by Ord. 12-009. (Ord. 620 § 7, 2004; Ord. 546 § 14, 1999; Ord. 534 § 7, 1998; Ord. 515 § 3, 1997)

18.20.070 Reporting voting information to the state.

Repealed by Ord. 12-009. (Ord. 620 § 7, 2004; Ord. 592 § 14, 2002; Ord. 571 § 6, 2001; Ord. 515 § 3, 1997)

18.20.080 Expenses.

Repealed by Ord. 12-009. (Ord. 620 § 7, 2004; Ord. 546 § 15, 1999; Ord. 515 § 3, 1997)