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Nov. 5, 2013

Election Results

Races

* 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.

Measures

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 Voters are being asked if the tax should be repealed or maintained.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Repealed 440,286 49.41%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 Voters are being asked if the tax should be repealed or maintained.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Repealed 432,825 48.32%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 Voters are being asked if the tax should be repealed or maintained.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Repealed 553,793 62.18%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 Voters are being asked if the tax should be repealed or maintained.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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Spokane County Spokane County Prop. 1

Spokane County commissioners are asking voters to increase property taxes to pay for purchasing and relocating housing near Fairchild Air Force Base as part of an effort to alleviate encroachments on the military base. If approved by voters it would increase the regular property tax levy up to 6.5 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation in 2014, and would automatically terminate within 9 years or less. The money would be used exclusively to protect Fairchild by mitigating current encroachments, paying related costs, and resulting in a total authorized regular property tax levy rate of up to $1.40 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for collection in 2014.

Option Votes Pct
Rejected 46,758 51.25%
Approved 44,485 48.75%

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