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Hey, number nerds! Election results by lege district available

Hey, number nerds! Election results by lege district available

If you’re such an election geek that county-by-county results of the 2010 General Election aren’t enough to satisfy your political jones, we have a possible cure: election results broken down by legislative district! By clicking here, you can see how voters in various lege districts last November voted on the statewide ballot measures, the U.S. Senate race and state Supreme Court contests. Happy calculating! Please follow and like us:

We’ve got your ballot measure info online

We’ve got your ballot measure info online

If you’re looking for a one-stop place to read up on the six statewide initiatives and the three other ballot measures that will be on this November’s ballot, you’re in luck. Our State Elections Division has posted a State Measures link on its website. When you click on it and go to one of the ballot measures, you’ll find such features as its ballot title, fiscal impact statement, explanatory statement, and statements for and against it. The six initiatives that…

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Big bucks: New report shows $20m for initiatives

Big bucks: New report shows $20m for initiatives

The Washington Public Disclosure Commission reports that state initiative efforts have drawn over $20 million in contributions.  This includes the $10 million raised by Stop the Food & Beverage Tax Hikes, promoters of Initiative 1107, which would roll back recently adopted taxes on pop, bottled water, and candy.  Most of the money and in-kind contributions came from the American Beverage Association. The commission said Washington Citizens for Liquor Reform, backers of I-1105, brought in $2 million from two sources.  This…

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Initiatives: Why we do random checks

Initiatives: Why we do random checks

After more than three weeks, the State Elections Division’s signature checkers last week finished their work on the six initiatives that were submitted this summer. As expected, all six have qualified for this November’s General Election ballot. Because all six initiatives turned in such a large number of signatures, each was allowed to undergo a 3 percent sample check instead of a full signature check, greatly expediting the process. Initiative 1107 (repealing taxes on candy, pop, bottled water) collected the…

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Booze on ballot: Make it a double

Booze on ballot: Make it a double

Two liquor privatization measures will appear on the Washington state ballot this year. The state Elections Division announced Friday afternoon that sponsors for Initiative 1105 submitted enough voter signatures to make the November ballot. Secretary of State Sam Reed is expected to officially certify I-1105 early next week. Whereas the other liquor privatization proposal, Initiative1100, would let retailers buy liquor stock directly from manufacturers, I-1105 would require use of wholesalers. I-1105, backed by wholesalers, submitted 358,525 signatures, a large enough…

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Tim Eyman’s I-1053 earns ballot spot

Tim Eyman’s I-1053 earns ballot spot

Initiative activist Tim Eyman and his partners will again appear on the Washington state ballot this year.  Their Initiative 1053, making it harder for Olympia to raise taxes, cleared its last major hurdle on Monday when the state Elections Division announced that the sponsors submitted enough voter signatures to make the November ballot. I-1053 became the fourth initiative to qualify for the ballot, and two others are widely expected to qualify, too.  That would equal the modern record set in…

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`3-way’ workers comp initiative scores fall ballot spot

`3-way’ workers comp initiative scores fall ballot spot

Initiative 1082, a plan to allow private insurers to offer coverage for workplace injuries, is headed for the statewide ballot in Washington this fall. The state Elections Division completed a 3 percent random check late Tuesday,  finding plenty of valid signatures to assure a spot on the ballot. The campaign had turned in 345,541 signatures, and 10,571 were reviewed, with 9,017 accepted. The others were turned down because no registration could be found for the signer, the signature didn’t match…

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I-1100 certified, I-1082 being checked

I-1100 certified, I-1082 being checked

Secretary of State Sam Reed Monday afternoon certified Initiative 1100, the last step for the liquor privatization measure to be placed on this November’s ballot. Using a random sample method, the I-1100 signature check was completed late Friday afternoon after only two days of work, a day or two sooner than anticipated. As expected, it easily qualified for the fall ballot. One of two liquor initiatives to privatize liquor sales in Washington, the 1100 campaign turned in about 396,000 signatures,…

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I-1100 signature check finished

I-1100 signature check finished

The signature check for Initiative 1100, the liquor privatization measure backed by Costco and other retailers, was completed late Friday afternoon, a couple of days sooner than expected. Once the I-1100 signature check is certified by Secretary of State Sam Reed, it will be the first initiative to be placed on this November’s ballot. An initiative needs 241,153 valid voter signatures to qualify for the ballot. However, I-1100, which turned in about 396,000 signatures, qualified for the 3 percent random…

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Checking out I-1100

Checking out I-1100

Initiative signature-checking season is underway in Olympia. Thursday marked the first day for the first of six initiatives to be checked to see if each one has enough valid signatures to qualify for this November’s ballot. The first one being examined is Initiative 1100, the liquor privatization measure backed by Costco and other retailers. The I-1100 campaign turned in about 396,000 signatures well before the July 2 deadline to submit petition sheets. To make it onto the ballot, an initiative…

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