Ballots began arriving today

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ballots began arriving today, with a large number of races, state measures and advisory votes.
Below is a list of the measures and advisories. Full details of each in an easy to navigate format are on the Washington State Secretary of State's website.

If you would like to make an informed vote on the contested judicial races, check out the site

The site finds every group and editorial board that rates judges and posts their ratings and written conclusions, on every judicial race.

Remember there is a ballot drop box in Lake Forest Park, next to the City Hall.

                                         State Measures

Initiative Measure No. 1185
Concerns tax and fee increases imposed by state government

Initiative Measure No. 1240
Concerns creation of a public charter school system

Referendum Measure No. 74
Concerns marriage for same-sex couples

Initiative Measure No. 502
Concerns marijuana

Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution No. 8221
Concerns implementing the Commission on State Debt recommendations regarding Washington's debt limit

Senate Joint Resolution No. 8223
Concerns investments by the University of Washington and Washington State University

                                         State Advisory Votes

Advisory Vote No. 1 (Engrossed Senate Bill 6635)
Concerns a B and O tax deduction for certain financial institutions' interest on residential loans

Advisory Vote No. 2 (Substitute House Bill 2590)
Concerns expiration of a tax on possession of petroleum products


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