Confusion over ballot measures

Please don’t be confused by the numbers and please vote.

It appears that some islanders have become confused by the fact that both the Vashon-Maury Island Park and Recreation District and the proposed hospital district no. 5 propositions have the same number —1. The reason for this, according to King County Elections, is that proposition numbers are assigned by a political entity and not in simple sequential order.

In this case, we have park district Proposition 1 and Hospital District Proposition 1. There is a danger here that some voters may believe that the same number assignment indicates that voting for these two is an either/or situation. This is not true — each is to be voted “yes” or “no” on its own merits. Please don’t be confused by the numbers and please vote.

— Bob McMahon

Commissioner of the Vashon-Maury Island Park and Recreation District

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