July 11, 2016 •
Washington Voters Likely to Decide on Campaign Finance Reforms
Backers of Washington’s Initiative 1464 have submitted more than the required 326,000 signatures to appear on the November ballot.
If voters approve the measure, the initiative will require new campaign finance disclosures, limit contributions by lobbyists and government contractors, and impose a three-year waiting period on lobbying by former public officials and senior staff. I-1464 also seeks to create a publicly funded voucher system for contributions.
The Office of the Secretary of State must still validate the signatures before I-1464 will officially be added to the ballot.
Photo of the Washington State Capitol by Nikopoley on Wikimedia Commons.
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