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Nov. 5, 2013

Election Measures

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State of Washington measure

State of Washington People’S Right To Know Geneticallly Engineered Food

Initiative Measure No. 522 concerns labeling of genetically-engineered foods.

Option Votes Pct
No 623,756 54.32%
Yes 524,525 45.68%

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State of Washington Advisory Vote No. 3 (Lease-Hold Excise Tax Credit)

The legislature eliminated, without a vote of the people, a leasehold excise tax credit for taxpayers who lease publicly-owned property. The tax will generate about $2 million over 10 years. Voters are being asked if the tax should be repealed or maintained. But as an advisory vote, it’s basically little more than a public opinion and will have no legal bearing on the Legislature.

Option Votes Pct
Maintained 450,878 50.59%
Repealed 440,286 49.41%

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State of Washington Advisory Vote No. 4 (Aircraft Excise Tax)

The legislature imposed, without a vote of the people, an aircraft excise tax on commuter air carriers in lieu of property tax. The tax is expected to generate about $500,000 over 10 years. Voters are being asked if the tax should be repealed or maintained. But as an advisory vote, it’s basically little more than a public opinion and will have no legal bearing on the Legislature.

Option Votes Pct
Maintained 462,967 51.68%
Repealed 432,825 48.32%

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State of Washington Advisory Vote No. 5 (Pediatric Oral Services Tax)

The legislature extended, without a vote of the people, the insurance premium tax to some insurance for pediatric oral services. Legislative analysts were unable to estimate the amount of tax revenue the tax would generate. Voters are being asked if the tax should be repealed or maintained. But as an advisory vote, it’s basically little more than a public opinion and will have no legal bearing on the Legislature.

Option Votes Pct
Repealed 553,793 62.18%
Maintained 336,869 37.82%

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State of Washington Advisory Vote No. 6 (Telecom Tax)

The legislature eliminated, without a vote of the people, a retail sales tax exemption for certain telephone and telecommunications services. The tax is expected to generate about $397 million over 10 years. Voters are being asked if the tax should be repealed or maintained. But as an advisory vote, it’s basically little more than a public opinion and will have no legal bearing on the Legislature.

Option Votes Pct
Repealed 486,361 54.29%
Maintained 409,520 45.71%

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State of Washington Advisory Vote No. 7 (Estate Tax)

The legislature extended, without a vote of the people, estate tax on certain property transfers and increased rates for estates over $4 million. This tax is expected to generate $478 million over 10 years. Voters are being asked if the tax should be repealed or maintained. But as an advisory vote, it’s basically little more than a public opinion and will have no legal bearing on the Legislature.

Option Votes Pct
Repealed 452,244 50.28%
Maintained 447,225 49.72%

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State of Washington Protect The Initiative Act

This measure would set penalties for interfering with or retaliating against signature-gatherers and petition-signers; require that all measures receiving sufficient signatures appear on the ballot; and extend time for gathering initiative petition signatures.

Option Votes Pct
No 674,968 60.80%
Yes 435,203 39.20%

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