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Ballot Measure Details

Election Results

Pass / Fail: Advisory
Yes: 47.60%
No: 52.40%
Election Date: April 2016

Jurisdiction: Pierce County
County: Pierce
Subject: Other

Ballot Measure Text: Nonbinding Advisory Vote Marijuana Production, Processing, and Retail Sales. Should the Pierce County Council allow production, processing and retail sales of marijuana in specified zones in unincorporated Pierce County as provided in Ordinance No. 2015-27s?

MRSC note: Voters narrowly opposed marijuana-related businesses in this special election. Following the election, the county council approved an ordinance to ban marijuana businesses, but the county executive vetoed it in large part because Pierce County voters had supported marijuana legalization in previous general elections with significantly higher turnout.