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Ballot Measures

2014 Washington Ballot Measures

 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

Entitlements and the Safety Net

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

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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 Passed
 
 

Indigenous Peoples

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

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
 
 

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 Pending
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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. 7: Concerns Estate Tax on Certain Property Transfers and Increased Rates for Estates Over $4,000,000 Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Washington Advisory Vote No. 3: Concerns a Leasehold Excise Tax Credit for Taxpayers Who Lease Publicly-Owned Property Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Advisory Vote No. 8: Concerns Marijuana Excise Tax Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Advisory Vote No. 9: Concerns Leasehold Excise Tax on Tribal Property Pending
 
 

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
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