Washington 2004 ballot measures

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Ballot measures
in Washington State
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Constitutional amendments
Initiatives to the People
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Five statewide ballot measures were on the November 2, 2004 ballot in the state of Washington. $17,852,282 was spent on campaigns, pro and con, for the 5 measures.[1]

On the ballot

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 872 Elections Establishes a top-two primary for state elections Approveda
ITP Initiative 884 Taxes Increases retail sales tax by 1% and allocates increased tax revenues on education Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 892 Gambling Authorizes licensed non-tribal gambling establishments to operate the same type and number of machines as tribal governments Defeatedd
VR Referendum 55 Education Authorizes charter public schools and sets conditions on operations Defeatedd
ITL Initiative 297 Environment Adds new provisions concerning 'mixed' radioactive and nonradioactive hazardous waste Approveda

Initiatives to Legislature

Between 1998, when I-200 was on the ballot as an Initiative to the Legislature and 2004, about 130 different Initiatives to the Legislature were filed, numbering I-201 through I-336. With the exception of I-297, I-330 and I-336, all of those approximately 130 initiatives were withdrawn or abandoned. I-330 and I-336 went on the 2005 ballot, where they were defeated.

2004 statistics

Thirty-nine "initiatives to the people" were filed for 2004. However, only 3 of these measures had enough signatures to qualify for the November 2004 ballot. (When ballot measures don't qualify, it may be because the wording was filed and approved, but an active campaign to collect signatures never materialized.) Two were filed too late to be assigned a ballot title, 4 were withdrawn by the sponsor, and 28 failed to submit signatures.

Four referendum measures were filed, yet only 1 was certified for the ballot. Three failed to submit signatures.

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