How I’m Voting and Why – Ballot Measures


Washington State Ballot Measurers

(also Proposition 1 in Spokane County)

Detailed information on ballot measures can be found in the online voters guide published by the Secretary of State.

A former Montana state representative once shared the following checklist with me that he used when assessing bills in the legislature. It also works quite well for ballot measures.

If Yes to any of the following, vote NO!

  1. Would it affect or diminish private ownership of anything.
  2. Would it cost the individual anything (permit, money, tax, fee, freedom).
  3. Would it require citizens to get government permission in any form.
  4. Would it cause any growth in government or bureaucracy.
  5. Would it add any new public employees.
  6. Would it run counter to the constitution, federal or state in ANYway.

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