2022 Washington Ballot Measures

Agriculture and Food

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 7, 2017 Washington Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1597: Advisory Vote No. 16 Passed
Nov. 6, 2018 Washington measure: Initiative Measure No. 1634 Passed

Animals and Wildlife

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Initiative Measure No. 1401 Passed

Arts, Entertainment, and History

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1873: Advisory Vote No. 23 Failed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6004: Advisory Vote No. 30 Passed

Constitution

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington SJR 8206: Establishment of a Budget Stabilization Account Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington SJR 8212: Inmate Labor Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington HJR 4215: Investment of Higher Education Permanent Funds Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Engrossed Substitute House Joint Resolution 4220: Concerning Denying Bail for Persons Charged with Certain Criminal Offenses Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8225: Concerns the Limitation on State Debt Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8206: Concerning the Budget Stabilization Account Maintained in the State Treasury Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8205: Concerning the Length of Time a Voter Must Reside in Washington to Vote for President and Vice President Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1240: Concerning the Creation of a Public Charter School System Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution 8221: Concerning Implementing the Commission on State Debt Recommendations Regarding Washington's Debt Limit Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8223: Concerning Investments by the University of Washington and Washington State University Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Advisory Vote 14: An Act Relating to Taxes and Service Charges on Certain Qualified Stand-Alone Dental Plans Offered in the Individual or Small Group Markets Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington SJR 8210: Redistricting of State Legislative and Congressional Districts Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1433: An Act Relating to Fair Labor Standards Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1501: Seniors and Vulnerable Individuals' Safety and Financial Crimes Prevention Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1491: An Act Relating to Extreme Risk Protection Orders Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 735: An Act Relating to the Influence of Corporations and Money in Our Political System Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Advisory Vote 15: An Act Relating to Retail Sales and Use Tax Exemption Criteria for Certain Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicles Passed

Criminal Justice

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington SJR 8212: Inmate Labor Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Engrossed Substitute House Joint Resolution 4220: Concerning Denying Bail for Persons Charged with Certain Criminal Offenses Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Initiative Measure No. 1401 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1501: Seniors and Vulnerable Individuals' Safety and Financial Crimes Prevention Act Passed
Nov. 6, 2018 Washington measure: Initiative Measure No. 940 Passed

Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 7, 2017 Washington Engrossed House Bill 2242: Advisory Vote No. 18 Failed

Employment and Affirmative Action

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington SJR 8212: Inmate Labor Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 1029: Initiative Measure No. 1029 concerns long-term care services for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1433: An Act Relating to Fair Labor Standards Passed

Energy

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Referendum Bill 52: Concerning Authorizing and Funding Bonds for Energy Efficiency Projects in Schools Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 732: An Act Relating to Taxation Failed

Entitlements and the Safety Net

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1082: Concerning Industrial Insurance Failed

Environment

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 732: An Act Relating to Taxation Failed
Nov. 6, 2018 Washington measure: Initiative Measure No. 1631 Failed

Finance and Banking

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington Substitute House Bill 2167: Advisory Vote No. 25 Passed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington Engrossed Senate Bill 6016: Advisory Vote No. 31 Failed
Nov. 3, 2020 Washington SJR 8212: Authorize Fund Investment of Family Medical Leave and Long-Term Care Accounts Amendment Failed

Government Budget and Spending

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington SJR 8206: Establishment of a Budget Stabilization Account Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington HJR 4215: Investment of Higher Education Permanent Funds Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington HJR 4204: School District Tax Levies Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington Initiative Measure 960: Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 985: Initiative Measure No. 985 concerns transportation. Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Washington Initiative 1033: Initiative Measure No. 1033 concerns state, county and city revenue. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Referendum Bill 52: Concerning Authorizing and Funding Bonds for Energy Efficiency Projects in Schools Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8225: Concerns the Limitation on State Debt Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Washington Initiative Measure 1125: Concerning State Expenditures on Transportation Failed
Nov. 8, 2011 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8206: Concerning the Budget Stabilization Account Maintained in the State Treasury Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1240: Concerning the Creation of a Public Charter School System Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Engrossed Senate Bill 6635: Advisory Vote No. 1 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Substitute House Bill 2590: Advisory Vote No. 2 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution 8221: Concerning Implementing the Commission on State Debt Recommendations Regarding Washington's Debt Limit Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8223: Concerning Investments by the University of Washington and Washington State University Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1185: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Initiative Measure No. 1351: Concerns K-12 education Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Advisory Vote No. 8: Concerns Marijuana Excise Tax Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 10 Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 11 Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 12 Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 13 Passed
Nov. 6, 2018 Washington measure: Initiative Measure No. 1631 Failed
Nov. 6, 2018 Washington measure: Advisory Vote No. 19 Passed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington measure: Initiative Measure No. 976 Passed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington Second Substitute House Bill 1087: Advisory Vote No. 20 Passed

Government Operations

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington Initiative Measure No. 1000: Referendum Measure No. 88 Failed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington measure: Senate Joint Resolution No. 8200 Passed

Guns

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Initiative Measure No. 591: Concerns Firearms Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Initiative Measure No. 594: Concerns Background Checks for Firearm Sales and Transfers Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1491: An Act Relating to Extreme Risk Protection Orders Passed
Nov. 6, 2018 Washington measure: Initiative Measure No. 1639 Passed

Indigenous Peoples

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Advisory Vote No. 9: Concerns Leasehold Excise Tax on Tribal Property Failed

Infrastructure

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Referendum Bill 52: Concerning Authorizing and Funding Bonds for Energy Efficiency Projects in Schools Failed

K-12 Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington HJR 4204: School District Tax Levies Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1240: Concerning the Creation of a Public Charter School System Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Initiative Measure No. 1351: Concerns K-12 education Passed
Nov. 3, 2020 Washington Referendum 90: Sex Education in Public Schools Measure Passed

Legislative Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1053: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Washington Initiative Measure Number 517: Protect The Intiative Act Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Initiative Measure No. 1366 Passed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington measure: Senate Joint Resolution No. 8200 Passed

Marijuana

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 502: Concerning the Legalization of Marijuana Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Advisory Vote No. 8: Concerns Marijuana Excise Tax Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 11 Failed

Marriage

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Referendum 74: Concerning Marriage for Same Sex Couples Passed

Natural Resources

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington Engrossed Third Substitute House Bill 1324: Advisory Vote No. 21 Passed

Oil and Gas

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Substitute House Bill 2590: Advisory Vote No. 2 Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 10 Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 12 Passed
Nov. 6, 2018 Washington measure: Advisory Vote No. 19 Passed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5993: Advisory Vote No. 27 Passed

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 Washington Referendum 71: Referendum Measure No. 71 concerning rights and responsibilities of state-registered domestic partners Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Referendum 74: Concerning Marriage for Same Sex Couples Passed

Taxes

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington HJR 4204: School District Tax Levies Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington Initiative Measure 960: Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 985: Initiative Measure No. 985 concerns transportation. Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Washington Initiative 1033: Initiative Measure No. 1033 concerns state, county and city revenue. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1098: Concerning Establishing a State Income Tax and Reducing Other Taxes Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1105: Concerning Liquor (Beer, Wine and Spirits) Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1100: Concerning Liquor (Beer, Wine and Spirits) Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1107: Concerns Reversing Certain 2010 Amendments to State Tax Laws Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1053: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Engrossed Senate Bill 6635: Advisory Vote No. 1 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Substitute House Bill 2590: Advisory Vote No. 2 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 502: Concerning the Legalization of Marijuana Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1185: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Washington Advisory Vote No. 4: Concerns an Aircraft Excise Tax on Commuter Air Carriers in Lieu of Property Tax Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Washington Advisory Vote No. 3: Concerns a Leasehold Excise Tax Credit for Taxpayers Who Lease Publicly-Owned Property Failed
Nov. 5, 2013 Washington Advisory Vote No. 7: Concerns Estate Tax on Certain Property Transfers and Increased Rates for Estates Over $4,000,000 Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Advisory Vote No. 9: Concerns Leasehold Excise Tax on Tribal Property Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Advisory Vote No. 8: Concerns Marijuana Excise Tax Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 10 Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 11 Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 12 Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 13 Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Initiative Measure No. 1366 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Advisory Vote 14: An Act Relating to Taxes and Service Charges on Certain Qualified Stand-Alone Dental Plans Offered in the Individual or Small Group Markets Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Advisory Vote 15: An Act Relating to Retail Sales and Use Tax Exemption Criteria for Certain Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicles Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 732: An Act Relating to Taxation Failed
Nov. 7, 2017 Washington Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1597: Advisory Vote No. 16 Passed
Nov. 7, 2017 Washington Engrossed House Bill 2163: Advisory Vote No. 17 Passed
Nov. 7, 2017 Washington Engrossed House Bill 2242: Advisory Vote No. 18 Failed
Nov. 6, 2018 Washington measure: Initiative Measure No. 1634 Passed
Nov. 6, 2018 Washington measure: Advisory Vote No. 19 Passed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington measure: Initiative Measure No. 976 Passed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington Engrossed Third Substitute House Bill 1324: Advisory Vote No. 21 Passed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington Substitute House Bill 1652: Advisory Vote No. 22 Passed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1873: Advisory Vote No. 23 Failed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 2158: Advisory Vote No. 24 Passed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington Substitute House Bill 2167: Advisory Vote No. 25 Passed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington Substitute Senate Bill 5581: Advisory Vote No. 26 Passed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5993: Advisory Vote No. 27 Passed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5997: Advisory Vote No. 28 Failed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5998: Advisory Vote No. 29 Passed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6004: Advisory Vote No. 30 Passed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington Engrossed Senate Bill 6016: Advisory Vote No. 31 Failed
Nov. 3, 2020 Washington Advisory Vote No. 32: Repeal Plastic Bag Tax Passed
Nov. 3, 2020 Washington Advisory Vote No. 34: Repeal Business Tax Increase Passed
Nov. 3, 2020 Washington Advisory Vote 35: Repeal Aerospace Tax Increase Passed
Nov. 3, 2020 Washington Advisory Vote No. 33: Repeal Equipment Rental Tax Passed
Nov. 2, 2021 Washington Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1477: Advisory Vote No. 36 Passed
Nov. 2, 2021 Washington Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5096: Advisory Vote No. 37 Passed
Nov. 2, 2021 Washington Second Substitute Senate Bill 5315: Advisory Vote No. 38 Passed

Technology and Communication

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 13 Passed

Transportation

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 985: Initiative Measure No. 985 concerns transportation. Failed
Nov. 8, 2011 Washington Initiative Measure 1125: Concerning State Expenditures on Transportation Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 12 Passed
Nov. 5, 2019 Washington measure: Initiative Measure No. 976 Passed
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