South County voters rejected Eyman tolling initiative by greater margin than state as a whole

  • By Evan Smith, Herald writer
  • Thursday, December 22, 2011 11:05am

South Snohomish County voters turned down the Tim Eyman-sponsored tolling initiative on the Nov. 8 general election ballot by a greater margin than the state as a whole, according to figures that the secretary of state’s office released Tuesday.

Initiative 1125 failed by a statewide vote of 53 percent to 47 percent.

Voters in the 21st Legislative District, including Lynnwood, Mukilteo, most of Edmonds and a small part of Mountlake Terrace, turned the initiative down by a 56 percent to 44 percent margin.

Voters in the Snohomish County portion of the 1st Legislative District, including Brier, Mountlake Terrace, Bothell, a small part of Edmonds and areas east of Bothell, rejected the measure by a 54 percent to 46 percent margin.

Voters in the Snohomish County part of the 32nd Legislative District, including Woodway, south Edmonds and nearby unincorporated areas, rejected I-1125 by a 60-40 margin.

The countywide rejection rate was a little less than 52 percent.

The initiative would have required that the Legislature, rather than the state transportation commission, set tolls, prohibited the use of tolls from one road or bridge from being used for another project and prohibited variable tolling.

Evan Smith can be reached at schsmith@frontier.com

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