Results by County
For a ballot measure to win statewide a campaign must either win decisively in the greater Seattle metro area (>60%) or run competitively in SW Washington, NW Washington, and Eastern Washington. While I-732 did win King County, the margin was narrow and while I-732 was competitive in most of NW Washington, that competitiveness did not carry over to SW Washington or Eastern Washington. The table below highlights a handful of counties to illustrate the spread of support. Results for every county can be found by clicking here:
|County||Voters support for I-732||Number of Precincts* >55% I-732 Support||County Share of Total Wa Voters|
|San Juan||56%||Not Available||.3%|
*A precinct is a small neighborhood level tract used to organize election matters like vote totals and caucasus. Precincts range in size but generally include a few hundred people.
Washington’s Climate Action Base
While Initiative 732 did not pass, the campaign identified 41% of the electorate that is ready to take action on climate change right now. Future climate efforts will have a considerably easier time with this base of support in place. Rather than identifying and mobilizing 51% of the electorate, the next effort must consolidate the 41% that already support climate action and identify an additional 10% of the electorate that can be persuaded to act on climate.
Precinct Level Support
Attachments and Additional Resources
I-732 Campaign Overview including spending, endorsements, supporter and opposition activity: https://ballotpedia.org/Washington_Carbon_Emission_Tax_and_Sales_Tax_Reduction,_Initiative_732_(2016)
Seattle votes for I-732 by Legislative District Spreadsheet
Spokane Precinct Support for I-732 Map
Statewide Precinct’s supporting I-732 Spreadsheet (large file)