Transportation Ballot Measures

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Election Date:
November 04, 2008

Seattle, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 58% - 42%

In November 2007, voters defeated Proposition 1, a 20-year "Roads & Transit" construction plan. Sound Transit has fast-tracked a new proposal that is stripped of all the road and highway provisions and is much cheaper, costing around $17.8 billion and financed with an increase in sales taxes. It promises fewer deliverables than last year's plan, but will included 34 additional miles of light rail, expanded bus service and it promises to make things happen in 15 years, not 20.

2017 Results
12
States
17 Measures

Win: 15
Loss:  2

Success Rate: 88%

2016 Results
23 States
77 Measures

Win: 55
Loss: 22

 

Success Rate: 71%

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2015 Results
10 States
34 Measures

Win: 23
Loss: 11

Success Rate: 68%

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2014 Results YTD
18 States
61 Measures

Win: 42
Loss: 19

Success Rate: 69%

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2013 Results
8 States
15 Measures

Win: 11
Loss: 4

Success Rate: 73%