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Ballot Measures

PAST ELECTION RESULTS

2012 Ballot Measures

Jurisdiction

   

Description

Name

Voting Recommendation Election Results
State Initiative     2/3 voting requirements I-1185 Vote NO Approved
State Initiative     Public funds for charter schools I-1240 Vote NO Approved
State Referendum     Marriage Equality R-74 Vote Approve Approved
State Initiative     Marijuana Reform I-502 Vote YES Approved
Amendment     Lower State Debt Limit Senate Joint Resolution 8221 REJECTED  
Amendment     Investing University Funds Senate Joint Resolution 8223 REJECTED  
Advisory     Close Bank Tax Credit Loophole Advisory Vote No. 1 MAINTAINED  
Advisory     Extend Petroleum Tax Advisory Vote No. 2 MAINTAINED  
Port of Bellingham     Expand Port Commissioners to 5 Proposition No. 1 YES Rejected
City of Bellingham     Low-Income Housing Levy Prop 1 Vote YES Approved

2011 Ballot Measures

League of Women Voters Ballot Initiative Forum

Jurisdiction Identification Short Description Voting
Recommendation
Result
State of Washington I-1125 Concerning state expenditures on transportation. NO Rejected
State of Washington I-1163 Requiring background check for long-term care workers and services for elderly and disabled people. WA State Dems position: YES Approved
State of Washington I-1183 Privatizing State Liquor sales WA State Dems position: NO Approved
State of Washington SJR 8205 Fixes inconsistant residency requirements to vote for president and vice president.   Approved
State of Washington SJR 8206 Concerning the budget stabilization account maintained in the state treasury.   Approved
Whatcom County Charter Amendment 1 Establish an independent citizens’ commission on salaries for elected officials   Approved
City of Bellingham I-2011-01 Concerns automated traffic safety cameras   Approved

2010 Ballot Measures

ELECTION RESULTS

Jurisdiction Identification Short Description Voting
Recommendation
Result
State of Washington I-1053 Eyman's 2/3 majority for tax increases No  Passed
State of Washington I-1082 Privatize Workers Compensation Insurance No  Failed
State of Washington I-1098 Revenue Package and Middle Class Tax Relief

YES

 Failed
State of Washington I-1100 Privatize Liquor Sales No Failed
State of Washington I-1105 Privatize Liquor Sales No  Failed
State of Washington I-1107 Repeal taxes on soda, bottled water, candy, gum No  Passed
State of Washington R-52 School Bonds Yes  Failed
City of Bham Transportation Benefit District Prop. 1

Transportation Improvement Levy (0.2%)

Yes  Passed
Bellingham School District #501 Prop. 1 Supplemental Education Support Levy Yes  Passed

2010 Special Election

ELECTION RESULTS

Jurisdiction Identification Short Description Voting Recommend- ation Election Result
Whatcom County Prop 1 Sales tax increase to fund WTA services YES April 27
failed :(

2009 Ballot Measure Results

ELECTION RESULTS

Jurisdiction Identification Short Description Voting Recommend- ation Election Result
State of Washington I-1033 Lock in state & local budget cuts NO  Rejected
State of Washington Referendum 71 Domestic Partnership Rights – everything but marriage APPROVE  Approved
Whatcom County Proposition 1 Whatcom Library District Levy Lid lift YES
Video Ad
 Approved


2008 Ballot Measure Results

Local Election Results
State-wide Election Results

Jurisdiction Identification Short Description Voting Recommend- ation Election Result
State of Washington I-985 Regarding HOV lanes and other transportation issues NO Failed
State of Washington I-1000 Physician-assisted Suicide for Terminally Ill YES Approved
State of Washington I-1029 Certification of Long-term Care Workers No position Approved
Whatcom County Charter Amend. 1 County Council elected County-wide YES Approved
City of Bellingham Charter Amend. 1 4-Year At-Large Council Position NO Failed

2007 Ballot Measure Results

Jurisdiction Identification Short Description Voting Recommend- ation Election Result
State of Washington EHJR 4202 Simple Majority for School Levies YES Approved
State of Washington R-67 Insurance Fair Conduct Act YES Approved
State of Washington I-960 Eyman's 2/3 Majority for Tax Increases NO Approved
State of Washington SJR 8206 State Rainy Day Fund YES Approved
State of Washington SJR 8212 Prison inmate labor contracting NO Approved
State of Washington HJR 4215 Higher Education Fund investment YES Approved

2006 Ballot Measure Results

Jurisdiction Identification Short Description Voting Recommend- ation Election Result
State of Washington I-920 Repeal of state Inheritance Tax NO FAILED
State of Washington I-933 Developers' loophole initiative NO FAILED
State of Washington I-937 Clean Energy Initiative YES Approved