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Voters could decide on six initiatives during Nov. 6 election


Backers of two citizen initiatives have submitted signatures far in excess of the 241,000 minimum and appear to be in good position to make the November statewide ballot. That would bring to six the number of state propositions facing the voters, including gay marriage and marijuana decriminalization.

Backers of Initiative 1240, the proposal to authorize charter schools in Washington, brought an estimated 350,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s Elections Division. Then 90 minutes later, Tim Eyman and other sponsors submitted an estimated 318,000 signatures for I-1185 to restate the two-thirds vote requirement for taxes and fees passed in Olympia.

Both are widely expected to make...

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