All results statewide as of Tuesday night
R-55 * Charter Schools
Yes 701,624 / 41.4%
No 991,730 / 58.6%
"I voted yes. It's time that we helped public schools -- they're falling through the cracks. They need to get rid of all the bad teachers, but you can't because they've got tenure."
-- Gladys Grady
83, Sinto Senior Center
"I voted against it. They've spread themselves too thin -- the focus should be on giving to the public schools. You know, charter schools are just a Band-Aid solution. I strongly disapprove of more commercialization in classrooms. If there's corporate influence, I am against it."
-- Darylann Fredericks
a Republican and retired teacher
Sinto Senior Center
"I voted no. It takes public money away from schools."
-- Tom Coomes
41, physician, Valleyford Fire Station
"Yes. I believe people should have the authority to pick the best public schools for their kids."
-- Rich Sipes
35, medical sales, Valleyford Fire Station
I-297 * Hanford Cleanup
Yes 1,129,128 / 68.5%
No 520,314 / 31.5%
"I voted no because I'm not sure where the money is going to come from and that it will just generate a lot more lawsuits."
-- Sharon Willey
Prince of Peace Church, Indian Trail
"I voted yes. We need to have a say there. We're not going to let them turn our state into a nuclear waste dump without a fight."
-- Larry Davidson
Bemiss Elementary, Northeast Spokane
I-872 * Changing the Primary
Yes 1,026,500 /59.9%
No 686,271 / 40.1%
"I voted for it. We shouldn't pigeonhole people in that way. I don't vote a straight ticket that way."
-- Roger Waller
44, investment adviser, Manito United Methodist Church, South Hill
"Against it. You should be able to have a choice on which party to vote for and support the party of your choice."
-- David Bickler
23, Valleyford Fire Station
I-884 * Sales Tax for Education
Yes 673,328 / 38.9%
No 1,056,382 / 61.1%
"I'm all for education. I just think that any amount we can get for education is a plus."
-- Jack Scofield
"No, I don't believe in the public school system, I think there is a lot of waste in it. They're very liberal, social, atheist environments."
-- Craig Eggleston
I-892 * new Slot Machines
Yes 687,808 / 39.4%
No 1,055,956 / 60.6%
"[I voted] no, because I used to be in the gaming business and trust me, [slot machines] are no good. They're an abomination, and you can quote me on that one."
-- Steve Bergstrom
The Inlander election team didn't find a voter who supported this measure.
Publication date: 11/04/04