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Five of the measures on this year's ballot are {{aqfull}}s, which are nonbinding ballot questions. These particular advisory questions were not explicitly sent to the ballot by the legislature but were instead automatically placed on the ballot in compliance with [[Washington Rules for Approving Tax Increases, Initiative 960 (2007)|Initiative 960]]. That initiative requires advisory votes to placed on the ballot any time the legislature raises new taxes, expands existing taxes or eliminates tax breaks.
 
Five of the measures on this year's ballot are {{aqfull}}s, which are nonbinding ballot questions. These particular advisory questions were not explicitly sent to the ballot by the legislature but were instead automatically placed on the ballot in compliance with [[Washington Rules for Approving Tax Increases, Initiative 960 (2007)|Initiative 960]]. That initiative requires advisory votes to placed on the ballot any time the legislature raises new taxes, expands existing taxes or eliminates tax breaks.
  
On Septembe 10, 2013, [http://www.elwayresearch.com/elwaypoll.html The Elway Poll] put out the following information regarding the two Washington 2013 Initiatives to the Legislature:<ref>[http://www.seattlemet.com/data/files/2013/9/attachment/119/elway_poll.pdf ''Seattle Met'', "Elway Poll: Eyman Initiative, GMO Labeling Measure Hold Big Leads," September 10, 2013]</ref>
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On September 10, 2013, [http://www.elwayresearch.com/elwaypoll.html The Elway Poll] put out the following information regarding the two Washington 2013 Initiatives to the Legislature:<ref>[http://www.seattlemet.com/data/files/2013/9/attachment/119/elway_poll.pdf ''Seattle Met'', "Elway Poll: Eyman Initiative, GMO Labeling Measure Hold Big Leads," September 10, 2013]</ref>
 
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Revision as of 14:01, 30 September 2013


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Seven ballot measures are certified for the November 5, 2013 ballot in the state of Washington.

The initiative drive deadline for initiatives to the legislature was on January 4, 2013. Two initiatives filed signatures by that deadline. When enough signatures are deemed valid for an initiative to the legislature, that initiative is sent to the legislature for review. If the legislature does not enact the proposal, it is then sent to the ballot. Washington's state legislative session began January 14, 2013, and concluded on April 28, 2013, but was followed by two special sessions. The first special legislative session concluded June 11, and the second ended June 29.[1]

The signature filing deadline for initiatives to the people was July 5, 2013. A call to the Washington Secretary of State's office confirmed that no signatures were filed by the deadline. As of the deadline, 85 initiatives had been filed, therefore it is unusual that none of these campaigns were able to gather enough signatures by the deadline. Washington ballots have not been void of initiatives to the people since 1989.[2]

Five of the measures on this year's ballot are advisory questions, which are nonbinding ballot questions. These particular advisory questions were not explicitly sent to the ballot by the legislature but were instead automatically placed on the ballot in compliance with Initiative 960. That initiative requires advisory votes to placed on the ballot any time the legislature raises new taxes, expands existing taxes or eliminates tax breaks.

On September 10, 2013, The Elway Poll put out the following information regarding the two Washington 2013 Initiatives to the Legislature:[3]

Washington 2013 ballot measures


On the ballot

November 5:

Type Title Subject Description Result
ITL Initiative 517 Direct democracy Penalties for harassing petition organizers, limit pre-election litigation, extend signature gathering time Defeatedd


ITL Initiative 522 Business regulation Requires labels on food offered for sale if food is made with genetic material changed Defeatedd


AQ Advisory Vote 3 Taxes Eliminates a leasehold excise tax credit for taxpayers who lease publicly-owned property Defeatedd


AQ Advisory Vote 4 Taxes Imposes an aircraft excise tax on commuter air carriers Defeatedd


AQ Advisory Vote 5 Taxes Extends the insurance premium tax to some insurance for pediatric oral services Approveda


AQ Advisory Vote 6 Taxes Eliminates a retail sales tax exemption for certain telephone and telecommunications services Approveda


AQ Advisory Vote 7 Taxes Extends estate tax on certain property transfers and increased rates for estates over $4,000,000 Defeatedd


Local ballot measures

See also: Local ballot measure elections in 2013

See also

Washington

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