Initiatives 1631 and 1634 qualify for the 2018 general election

Secretary of State certified the intiatives for the November election.

  • Wednesday, August 8, 2018 8:30am
  • News

Secretary of State Kim Wyman has certified Initiative 1631 and 1634 as qualifying for the November General Election.

Using statistical sampling of the more than 340,000 signatures submitted with each petition, the Office of Secretary of State has verified that the two initiatives each met the legal requirement of 259,622 valid qualifying signatures to go before voters.

Initiative 1634, “Taxation of Groceries,” which was submitted with 381,479 signatures, was certified Aug. 1 after elections officials examined 11,483 randomly-selected signatures. Initiative 1631, “Clean Air, Clean Energy,” submitted with 349,063 signatures, was certified today after examination of 10,507 randomly-selected signatures.

The office found that more than enough of the sampled signatures were valid to calculate that the initiative would meet constitutional requirements to make the November ballot.

More in News

Vigil event at Redmond mosque brings in 1,000-plus crowd

The event also included a teach-in to school attendees on Islamophobia and its root causes.

Kids in Kirkland enjoy the two days off from school by sledding down a hill at Peter Kirk Park. Madison Miller/staff photo
Eastside schools announce schedule accommodations to snow days

Some districts have built-in make-up days but not all.

Students walk out of class for Youth Climate Strike

Nationwide action to draw attention to climate change took place March 15.

United Methodist vote has churches’ future in question

Congregations debate separation following gay-clergy, same-sex marriage ban.

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
Waste study puts numbers behind King County trash alternatives

County has one remaining landfill located near Maple Valley, and it’s nearing capacity

U.S. is now grounding Renton-made 737 MAX 8 and 9; Boeing supports decision

Update: The decision does not affect Renton production lines.

Most Read