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SOS To Begin I-1185 Signature Check On July 16

According to the Washington Secretary of State, Tim Eyman’s latest initiative, I-1185, contained 320,003 signatures. In order to be placed on the ballot, 241,153 of those signatures must be valid. The total also exceeds the 25 percent buffer over the minimum signatures that elections officials suggest campaigns collect to account for invalid signatures, including duplicates, signatures from people who… Continue reading »


Six Measures Appear Slated For Ballot

The signature deadline for 2012 ballot measures was Friday July 6. We can now say that Washington voters will see six statewide measures on the ballot in November. And the two most controversial measures are not your garden variety initiative to the people. The first high-profile measure is a referendum on the state’s marriage act.… Continue reading »


Polls Show Voter Support For Same-Sex Marriage, Marijuana Legalization

A Public Policy Polling survey this month found majority support (51-42 percent) for “marriage equality” as well as support for a measure to regulate and legalize marijuana. When asked specifically about same-sex marriage: 47 percent were in favor 30 percent preferred the current law (civil unions) 21 percent opposed legal recognition of same-sex couple marriage R-74 and… Continue reading »