UPDATE: The results are in. We hope you’ll consider the endorsements from your most active CHS peers as you dig through the November ballot. Happy voting.
Original Post: King County ballots will be in the mail headed to Capitol Hill starting Wednesday. Below, we present the CHS November 2010 election community endorsement process. Users with registered accounts may vote in any or all of the polls below to shape a list of CHS community endorsements. King County’s online voter pamphlet can be found here. If you have suggestions for voter guides or more to say about a particular candidate or issue, please share in comments.
- Registered CHS accounts may vote in each poll once
- Polls close Friday night at 9 PM Capitol Hill Standard Time
- If you do not have an account, you may create one here
- Log in here
- If you do not wish to have an account, you can have your say in the comments
- There are no error messages, by the way, if you try to vote without being logged into an account. So if you think you are voting without an account, you are not. You are clicking on a link that does nothing.
- The CHS Endorsements and final results will be published over the weekend. In the meantime, if you’ve voted, you *should* be able to see the poll results when you return to page without clicking “Show Results.” If you haven’t voted, you’ll need to click the “show” link. It’s a drag, I know. We’ll give you a good way to view once the results are in Friday night.
- Unlike some endorsement processes, the top vote getter does not need to achieve a certain percentage.
- Want to say something about your favorite candidate or cause or add a voter guide for people to consider? Add a comment below
United States Senator
United States Representative
Seattle Municipal Court
Note: uncontested municipal and state judge positions are not included
Initiative Measure No. 1053
This measure would restate existing statutory requirements that legislative actions raising taxes must be approved by two-thirds legislative majorities or receive voter approval, and that new or increased fees require majority legislative approval.
Initiative Measure No. 1082
This measure would authorize employers to purchase private industrial insurance beginning July 1, 2012; direct the legislature to enact conforming legislation by March 1, 2012; and eliminate the worker-paid share of medical-benefit premiums.
Initiative Measure No. 1098
This measure would tax “adjusted gross income” above $200,000 (individuals) and $400,000 (joint-filers), reduce state property tax levies, reduce certain business and occupation taxes, and direct any increased revenues to education and health.
Initiative Measure No. 1100
This measure would close state liquor stores; authorize sale, distribution, and importation of spirits by private parties; and repeal certain requirements that govern the business operations of beer and wine distributers and producers.
Initiative Measure No. 1105
This measure would close all state liquor stores and license private parties to sell or distribute spirits. It would revise laws concerning regulation, taxation and government revenues from distribution and sale of spirits.
Initiative Measure No. 1107
This measure would end sales tax on candy; end temporary sales tax on some bottled water; end temporary excise taxes on carbonated beverages; and reduce tax rates for certain food processors.
Referendum Bill No. 52
This bill would authorize bonds to finance construction and repair projects increasing energy efficiency in public schools and higher education buildings, and continue the sales tax on bottled water otherwise expiring in 2013.
Amendment to the State Constitution
This amendment would require the state to reduce the interest accounted for in calculating the constitutional debt limit, by the amount of federal payments scheduled to be received to offset that interest.
Amendment to the State Constitution
This amendment would authorize courts to deny bail for offenses punishable by the possibility of life in prison, on clear and convincing evidence of a propensity for violence that would likely endanger persons.
Amendments to the Preamble
Shall the preamble of the King County Charter be amended to specify the local and regional role of county government and clarify the purposes of county government, as provided in Ordinance No. 16884?
Amendment of Section 690 – Campaign Finance
Shall Section 690 of the King County Charter be amended to specify that timely filing of a statement of campaign receipts and expenditures with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission in accordance with chapter 42.17 RCW satisfies the filing obligations of Section 690 of the King County Charter, as provided in Ordinance No. 16885?
Amendment of Section 890 and New Section 897 – Collective Bargaining
Shall the King County Charter be amended to allow the King County Sheriff to serve as the county’s collective bargaining agent for all department of public safety issues except for compensation and benefits, which would continue to be bargained by the county executive, as provided in Ordinance No. 16900?
Sales and Use Tax for Criminal Justice, Fire Protection, and Other Government Purposes
The Metropolitan King County Council adopted Ordinance 16899 concerning funding for criminal justice, fire protection, and other government purposes. This proposition would authorize King County to fix and impose an additional sales and use tax of 0.2%, spilt between the county (60%) and cities (40%). At least one-third of all proceeds shall be used for criminal justice or fire protection purposes. County proceeds shall be used for criminal justice purposes, such as police protection, and the replacement of capital facilities for juvenile justice. The duration of the additional sales and use tax will be as provided in section 6 of Ordinance 16899. Should this proposition be:
Seattle School District No. 1
Supplemental Operations Levy
The Board of Directors of Seattle School District No. 1 passed Resolution No. 2009/10-15 concerning this proposition for supplemental educational program funding. To partially replace reduced State funding and to improve education throughout Seattle Public Schools this proposition authorizes the District to levy the following supplemental taxes on all taxable property within the District, to help the District meet the educational needs of its approximately 45,507 students. Should this proposition be approved?