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Advisory Vote No. 7 (estate tax)

Election Results

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Repealed 452,244 50.28%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

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

About The Measure

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 Voters are being asked if the tax should be repealed or maintained.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.