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2:46 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

State's Advisory Tax Vote Guides Could Cost $240K

FILE - A voter walks toward an empty bank of voting stations at a polling place Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008.
Elaine Thompson Associated Press

Washington’s fall voters’ guide may be 20 pages longer and cost nearly a quarter-million dollars more to publish.

That’s because of a voter-approved requirement that all tax hikes appear on the ballot for an advisory vote. This year there will be five of these non-binding ballot measures.

Katie Blinn with Washington’s secretary of state’s office says each advisory vote requires four pages in the voters’ pamphlet.

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