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Skagit County Sales Tax, Proposition 1 (August 2013)

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A Skagit County Sales Tax, Proposition 1 ballot question was approved on the August 6, 2013, election ballot in Skagit County, which is in Washington.

This measure authorized the County of Skagit to impose an additional sales and use tax of 0.3% in order to fund the construction, maintenance and operation of jail facilities, police service and fire protection service.[1]

Election results

Proposition 1
Approveda Yes 17,566 73.15%
These results are from the Skagit County elections office.

Text of measure

Question on the ballot:

The Skagit County Board of County Commissioners has adopted Resolution No. R201301 02 concerning a sales and use tax pursuant to RCW 82.14.450. If approved, this proposition would authorize an additional sales and use tax at a rate of .3 percent to be used for the construction, maintenance and operation of jail facilities and police and fire protection.

Should this proposition be approved or rejected?[1][2]

Explanatory statement

Below is the explanatory statement found on the County Voter's Guide:

If approved, this Proposition would authorize an additional sales tax of .3% within Skagit County. For example, there would be an additional three cents ($0.03) of sales tax on a ten dollar ($10.00) purchase. The revenues generated from this additional sales tax would be used for the construction, maintenance and operation of a new County Jail facility to house City, Town and County inmates. Additionally, a portion of the revenue may be used to support local police and fire services. The increased sales tax will not apply to retail sales of motor vehicles and certain leases of motor vehicles.[1][2]


The official argument in support of this measure can be viewed on the Skagit County Voter's Guide.


No argument in opposition to this measure was submitted for inclusion in the County Voter's Guide. If there is an argument that you would like to see posted here please email [ Ballotpedia.

See also

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Skagit County Voter's Guide
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.