Washington toll initiative green lit for 2011 statewide ballot

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July 26, 2011

Initiative 1125 petitions for 2011
Photo credit: Washington Secretary of State's office

By Bailey Ludlam

OLYMPIA, Washington: On Monday, July 25 Initiative 1125 officially became the first initiative certified for the 2011 statewide ballot.[1]

Initiative 1125 calls for prohibiting gas tax and toll revenues to be diverted to non-transportation purposes. The initiative was proposed by Tim Eyman.

A minimum of 241,153 valid signatures were required to qualify for the ballot. According to the Washington Secretary of State's office 328,632 signatures were submitted, more than enough to qualify the initiative for a fast-track random sampling of 3 percent. In other words, 10,000 random petitions selected by a computer program were scrutinized. The overall error rate of the verified signatures was 14.63 percent.[1]

Next to be verified is Initiative 1183 - liquor privatization.

Initiative Required sig. Submitted sig. (unofficial) Result (official)
Transportation tolls 241,153 328,632 Certified - 14.63% error rate
Liquor privatization 241,153 354,000 pending
Long-term care 241,153 340,000 pending

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