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Election Date:
August 17, 2010

Olympia, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Approved, 63%-37%

Intercity Transit is considering asking voters on the August primary ballot for a sales tax increase of two-tenths of a cent on every dollar. The current transit sales tax is six-tenths of a cent. The deadline to place the measure on the ballot is May 25, but Intercity Transit's governing board is expected to decide whether to go to the ballot on May 5.

In 2002, voters approved increasing the sales tax to 0.6 percent from 0.3 percent. Intercity Transit used the money to restore some services cut in the wake of the passage of Initiative 695, which replaced the motor vehicle excise tax with $30 car tab fees.

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%