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'''OLYMPIA, [[Washington]]:''' Election officials announced this week that initiative checks have officially begun. A grand total of three initiatives submitted petition signatures this year for the [[Washington 2011 ballot measures|2011 statewide ballot]].
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Signature checks began Wednesday, [[BC2011#July|July 20]] on a proposed [[Washington Transportation, Initiative 1132 (2011)|initiative relating to transportation tolls]]. According to the [[Washington Secretary of State|Secretary of State's office]] the check is expected to last two to three days.<ref>[http://blogs.sos.wa.gov/FromOurCorner/index.php/2011/07/state-election-crews-begin-initiative-checks/ ''Washington Secretary of State's Blog - From Our Corner'',"State election crews begin initiative checks," July 20, 2011]</ref>
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Next in line is the [[Washington Liquor State Licensing, Initiative 1183 (2011)|liquor privatization measure]] followed by [[Washington Restore Cuts to Long-Term Care, Initiative 1176 (2011)|an initiative on long-term care]].
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In order to qualify for the ballot, a total of 241,153 valid signatures are required.
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Initiative
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| [[Washington Transportation, Initiative 1132 (2011)|Transportation tolls]] || align="center"|241,153 ||align="center"|327,043 || align="center"|''pending''
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| [[Washington Liquor State Licensing, Initiative 1183 (2011)|Liquor privatization]] || align="center"|241,153 ||  align="center"|354,000 || align="center"|''pending''
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| [[Washington Restore Cuts to Long-Term Care, Initiative 1176 (2011)|Long-term care]] || align="center"|241,153 || align="center"|340,000 || align="center"|''pending''
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Latest revision as of 10:25, 22 July 2011

July 22, 2011

State election crews verify submitted initiative petitions for 2011
Photo credit: Washington Secretary of State's office

By Bailey Ludlam

OLYMPIA, Washington: Election officials announced this week that initiative checks have officially begun. A grand total of three initiatives submitted petition signatures this year for the 2011 statewide ballot.

Signature checks began Wednesday, July 20 on a proposed initiative relating to transportation tolls. According to the Secretary of State's office the check is expected to last two to three days.[1]

Next in line is the liquor privatization measure followed by an initiative on long-term care.

In order to qualify for the ballot, a total of 241,153 valid signatures are required.

Initiative Required sig. Submitted sig. (unofficial) Certified sig. (official)
Transportation tolls 241,153 327,043 pending
Liquor privatization 241,153 354,000 pending
Long-term care 241,153 340,000 pending


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