Get ready for February election, register, check for discounts | Opinion

It’s 2014 already? And look what’s just around the corner—an election. Specifically, operations and tech levies are on the Feb. 11, 2014 ballot for both local school districts, Riverview and Snoqualmie Valley.

So, with only three weeks until ballots go out, it’s worth remembering a couple of things. First, for any new voters and newcomers, the deadline to register to vote is Monday, Jan. 13. You can register online at www.vote.wa.gov, or call (206) 296-8683.

We’ll be covering the issues involved in the local levies (which are not construction bonds and are, for one thing, easier to pass). But one thing worth reminding residents is the fact that tax exemptions are available for homeowners age 61 and over, and those permanently retired due to a disability.

With votes coming up that could modestly raise your taxes, it’s a good idea for people on fixed incomes, vulnerable to changes, to look into an exemption. To go about it, visit www.kingcounty.gov/assessor or call (206) 296-3920.

Make sure you’re paying a fair tax. That’s less pressure and stress for parents, teachers, voters and taxpayers.


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