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Ballot Measures

2017 Washington Ballot Measures

 
 

Animals and Wildlife

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Initiative Measure No. 1401 Passed
 
 

Business and Consumers

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington Referendum Measure 67: Health Insurance Referendum Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1082: Concerning Industrial Insurance Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 13 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 735: An Act Relating to the Influence of Corporations and Money in Our Political System Passed
 
 

Campaign Finance and Elections

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2011 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8205: Concerning the Length of Time a Voter Must Reside in Washington to Vote for President and Vice President Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1464: Government Accountability Act 1 - Accountability of Washington Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington SJR 8210: Redistricting of State Legislative and Congressional Districts Passed
 
 

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 1000: Initiative Measure No. 1000 concerns allowing certain terminally ill competent adults to obtain lethal prescriptions. Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Washington Referendum 71: Referendum Measure No. 71 concerning rights and responsibilities of state-registered domestic partners Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Referendum 74: Concerning Marriage for Same Sex Couples Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 735: An Act Relating to the Influence of Corporations and Money in Our Political System Passed
 
 

Constitution

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington SJR 8206: Establishment of a Budget Stabilization Account Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington SJR 8212: Inmate Labor Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington HJR 4215: Investment of Higher Education Permanent Funds Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Engrossed Substitute House Joint Resolution 4220: Concerning Denying Bail for Persons Charged with Certain Criminal Offenses Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8225: Concerns the Limitation on State Debt Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8206: Concerning the Budget Stabilization Account Maintained in the State Treasury Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8205: Concerning the Length of Time a Voter Must Reside in Washington to Vote for President and Vice President Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1240: Concerning the Creation of a Public Charter School System Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution 8221: Concerning Implementing the Commission on State Debt Recommendations Regarding Washington's Debt Limit Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8223: Concerning Investments by the University of Washington and Washington State University Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Initiative Measure No. 1366 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1433: An Act Relating to Fair Labor Standards Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1464: Government Accountability Act 1 - Accountability of Washington Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1491: An Act Relating to Extreme Risk Protection Orders Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1501: Seniors and Vulnerable Individuals' Safety and Financial Crimes Prevention Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 735: An Act Relating to the Influence of Corporations and Money in Our Political System Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Advisory Vote 14: An Act Relating to Taxes and Service Charges on Certain Qualified Stand-Alone Dental Plans Offered in the Individual or Small Group Markets Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington SJR 8210: Redistricting of State Legislative and Congressional Districts Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Advisory Vote 15: An Act Relating to Retail Sales and Use Tax Exemption Criteria for Certain Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicles Passed
 
 

Crime

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington SJR 8212: Inmate Labor Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Engrossed Substitute House Joint Resolution 4220: Concerning Denying Bail for Persons Charged with Certain Criminal Offenses Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Initiative Measure No. 1401 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1501: Seniors and Vulnerable Individuals' Safety and Financial Crimes Prevention Act Passed
 
 

Employment and Affirmative Action

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington SJR 8212: Inmate Labor Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 1029: Initiative Measure No. 1029 concerns long-term care services for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1433: An Act Relating to Fair Labor Standards Passed
 
 

Energy

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Referendum Bill 52: Concerning Authorizing and Funding Bonds for Energy Efficiency Projects in Schools Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 732: An Act Relating to Taxation Failed
 
 

Entitlements and the Safety Net

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1082: Concerning Industrial Insurance Failed
 
 

Environment

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 732: An Act Relating to Taxation Failed
 
 

Food Processing and Sales

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1105: Concerning Liquor (Beer, Wine and Spirits) Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1100: Concerning Liquor (Beer, Wine and Spirits) Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1107: Concerns Reversing Certain 2010 Amendments to State Tax Laws Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Washington Initiative Measure 1183: Concerning Liquor: Beer, Wine, and Spirits (Hard Liquor) Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Washington Washington Initiative 522: Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Measure Failed
 
 

Government Budget and Spending

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington SJR 8206: Establishment of a Budget Stabilization Account Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington HJR 4215: Investment of Higher Education Permanent Funds Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington HJR 4204: School District Tax Levies Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington Initiative Measure 960: Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 985: Initiative Measure No. 985 concerns transportation. Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Washington Initiative 1033: Initiative Measure No. 1033 concerns state, county and city revenue. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Referendum Bill 52: Concerning Authorizing and Funding Bonds for Energy Efficiency Projects in Schools Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8225: Concerns the Limitation on State Debt Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Washington Initiative Measure 1125: Concerning State Expenditures on Transportation Failed
Nov. 8, 2011 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8206: Concerning the Budget Stabilization Account Maintained in the State Treasury Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1240: Concerning the Creation of a Public Charter School System Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Engrossed Senate Bill 6635: Advisory Vote No. 1 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Substitute House Bill 2590: Advisory Vote No. 2 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution 8221: Concerning Implementing the Commission on State Debt Recommendations Regarding Washington's Debt Limit Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8223: Concerning Investments by the University of Washington and Washington State University Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1185: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 10 Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 11 Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 13 Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 12 Passed
 
 

Guns

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Initiative Measure No. 591: Concerns Firearms Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Initiative Measure No. 594: Concerns Background Checks for Firearm Sales and Transfers Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1491: An Act Relating to Extreme Risk Protection Orders Passed
 
 

Health and Health Care

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 1000: Initiative Measure No. 1000 concerns allowing certain terminally ill competent adults to obtain lethal prescriptions. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 1029: Initiative Measure No. 1029 concerns long-term care services for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Washington Initiative Measure 1163: Concerning Long-Term Care Workers and Services for Elderly and Disabled People Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Washington Advisory Vote No. 5: Concerns the Insurance Premium Tax to Some Insurance for Pediatric Oral Services Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Advisory Vote 14: An Act Relating to Taxes and Service Charges on Certain Qualified Stand-Alone Dental Plans Offered in the Individual or Small Group Markets Passed
 
 

Health Insurance

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington Referendum Measure 67: Health Insurance Referendum Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1082: Concerning Industrial Insurance Failed
Nov. 5, 2013 Washington Advisory Vote No. 5: Concerns the Insurance Premium Tax to Some Insurance for Pediatric Oral Services Passed
 
 

Higher Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington HJR 4215: Investment of Higher Education Permanent Funds Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Referendum Bill 52: Concerning Authorizing and Funding Bonds for Energy Efficiency Projects in Schools Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8223: Concerning Investments by the University of Washington and Washington State University Failed
 
 

Housing and Property

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1098: Concerning Establishing a State Income Tax and Reducing Other Taxes Failed
Nov. 5, 2013 Washington Advisory Vote No. 7: Concerns Estate Tax on Certain Property Transfers and Increased Rates for Estates Over $4,000,000 Failed
 
 

Indigenous Peoples

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Advisory Vote No. 9: Concerns Leasehold Excise Tax on Tribal Property Failed
 
 

Infrastructure

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Referendum Bill 52: Concerning Authorizing and Funding Bonds for Energy Efficiency Projects in Schools Failed
 
 

K-12 Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington HJR 4204: School District Tax Levies Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1240: Concerning the Creation of a Public Charter School System Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Initiative Measure No. 1351: Concerns K-12 education Passed
 
 

Legislative Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1053: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Washington Initiative Measure Number 517: Protect The Intiative Act Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Initiative Measure No. 1366 Passed
 
 

Marijuana Legalization

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 502: Concerning the Legalization of Marijuana Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Advisory Vote No. 8: Concerns Marijuana Excise Tax Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 11 Failed
 
 

Marriage

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Referendum 74: Concerning Marriage for Same Sex Couples Passed
 
 

Oil and Gas

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Substitute House Bill 2590: Advisory Vote No. 2 Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 10 Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 12 Passed
 
 

Senior Citizens

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 1029: Initiative Measure No. 1029 concerns long-term care services for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Washington Initiative Measure 1163: Concerning Long-Term Care Workers and Services for Elderly and Disabled People Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1501: Seniors and Vulnerable Individuals' Safety and Financial Crimes Prevention Act Passed
 
 

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 Washington Referendum 71: Referendum Measure No. 71 concerning rights and responsibilities of state-registered domestic partners Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Referendum 74: Concerning Marriage for Same Sex Couples Passed
 
 

Taxes

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington HJR 4204: School District Tax Levies Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington Initiative Measure 960: Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 985: Initiative Measure No. 985 concerns transportation. Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Washington Initiative 1033: Initiative Measure No. 1033 concerns state, county and city revenue. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1098: Concerning Establishing a State Income Tax and Reducing Other Taxes Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1105: Concerning Liquor (Beer, Wine and Spirits) Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1100: Concerning Liquor (Beer, Wine and Spirits) Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1107: Concerns Reversing Certain 2010 Amendments to State Tax Laws Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1053: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Engrossed Senate Bill 6635: Advisory Vote No. 1 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Substitute House Bill 2590: Advisory Vote No. 2 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 502: Concerning the Legalization of Marijuana Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1185: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Washington Advisory Vote No. 4: Concerns an Aircraft Excise Tax on Commuter Air Carriers in Lieu of Property Tax Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Washington Advisory Vote No. 3: Concerns a Leasehold Excise Tax Credit for Taxpayers Who Lease Publicly-Owned Property Failed
Nov. 5, 2013 Washington Advisory Vote No. 7: Concerns Estate Tax on Certain Property Transfers and Increased Rates for Estates Over $4,000,000 Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Advisory Vote No. 9: Concerns Leasehold Excise Tax on Tribal Property Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Advisory Vote No. 8: Concerns Marijuana Excise Tax Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 10 Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 11 Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 13 Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 12 Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Initiative Measure No. 1366 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Advisory Vote 14: An Act Relating to Taxes and Service Charges on Certain Qualified Stand-Alone Dental Plans Offered in the Individual or Small Group Markets Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Advisory Vote 15: An Act Relating to Retail Sales and Use Tax Exemption Criteria for Certain Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicles Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 732: An Act Relating to Taxation Failed
 
 

Technology and Communication

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 13 Passed
 
 

Transportation

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 985: Initiative Measure No. 985 concerns transportation. Failed
Nov. 8, 2011 Washington Initiative Measure 1125: Concerning State Expenditures on Transportation Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 12 Passed
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