Election 2013 ballot measures: Seattle council districts winning; I-522 losing; more

November 5, 2013 at 8:08 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle politics | 8 Comments

*EDITOR’S NOTE: Though this was published Tuesday night, you can still get the NEWEST results at any point afterward, by clicking the headline for each race*

8:24 PM UPDATE: Here’s where we’re tracking key ballot measures. Though King County only updates once tonight, the state numbers on I-522 will change throughout the night as multiple counties come in, so we’ll update those as long as they keep changing.

STATE INITIATIVE 522 (GMO labels on food) – 9:02 pm update
Yes 45 percent
No 55 percent

STATE INITIATIVE 517 (changing initiative procedures) – 9:02 pm update
Yes 40 percent
No 60 percent

Other state-ballot-measure/advisory-vote results are linked here

SEATTLE CHARTER AMENDMENT 19 (electing councilmembers by district)
Yes 64 percent
No 36 percent

SEATTLE PROPOSITION 1 (public campaign financing)
Yes 46 percent
No 54 percent

KING COUNTY PROPOSITION 1 (Medic One)
Approve 83 percent
Reject 17 percent

KING COUNTY CHARTER AMENDMENT 1 (Office of Public Defense)
Approve 59 percent
Reject 41 percent

Also of interest:

SEA-TAC PROPOSITION 1 ($15 minimum wage)
Yes 54 percent
No 46 percent

Other results from around King County and its cities and other jurisdictions are here – or, in a quick all-in-text page, here.

8 Comments

  1. The elective office choices may have been dubious at best, but it seems Seattle lurched towards sanity vis a vis the electoral measures. We should have had districting a LONG time ago. There’s still no need for a couple of mini-mayors, but at least everyone in the city will soon know at least one person in city hall they can go to and/or pin down that will have to pay attention to them.

    Very surprised that the public campaign financing measure went down. Seemed like the sort of thing that folks ’round here would have supported, wrong-headed though it was. Actually, if the idea is to limit the influence of private campaign contributions, the districting of city council members will probably accomplish that goal better than taxing the citizenry yet more.

    Comment by DarkHawke — 3:18 am November 6, 2013 #

  2. No on 522? How is that possible?!

    Comment by Lox — 5:41 am November 6, 2013 #

  3. Lox; the majority don’t care what’s in their food. They just want it cheap. If GMO labels were mandatory we would find that 80% of the foods out there are genetically altered. If people truly understood the health risks of GMO’s they would be outraged.

    Comment by justme — 8:48 am November 6, 2013 #

  4. Justme, the vast majority of people do, in fact, care about what is in their food. Nutrition labels and ingredient lists are universally accepted.

    The problem with I-522 was that it would not have provided useful information.

    Fortunately, it is appearing enough people took the time to read the initiative and discovered how ineffective it would have been.

    Comment by VBD — 9:22 am November 6, 2013 #

  5. Big money, big money big money. We need to get rid of them. And now we have Murray.

    Comment by Neighbor — 9:44 am November 6, 2013 #

  6. vbd- A majority of people are obese,sickly and ignorant of what actual food is. I-522 would have punished Monsanto for spraying poison on everything. That is why I-522 is failing because it was framed as a food issue when it was a chemical corporation control issue.

    Comment by thistle stairs — 9:56 am November 6, 2013 #

  7. No sense debating this here. If you’re interested, I contributed to an exhaustive debate in the forum. There are detailed explanations of why I-522 missed the mark.

    Comment by VBD — 10:16 am November 6, 2013 #

  8. MONSANTO AND DOW CHEMICAL OWN THE FDA. THEY CAN BUY ANY ELECTION THAT COULD POSSIBLY HARM THEIR CONTROL. THEY HIRE SOME HAS -BEEN POLITICAL PROSTITUTE TO SWEAR THEY ARE OPERATING FOR THE OVER-ALL GOOD. AND THE PEOPLE BELIVE IT…THEY HAVE THE BEST SPIN DOCTORS MONEY CAN BUY…

    Comment by Robert — 8:09 am November 8, 2013 #

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