Washington students gave two thumbs up to expanded rights for domestic partners – and said no way to caps on government revenue funds.
That’s according to the results of the 2009 Mock Election, which closed at noon today after 5,300 students in grades K-12 participated. Students in grades 6 through 12 weighed in on statewide ballot measures Initiative 1033 and Referendum 71.
Approximately 59 percent of student voters in the Mock Election favored Referendum 71, which asks voters to approve or reject a law passed by Legislature to expand rights of domestic partners. In a closer race, 56 percent of students voted against the limits Initiative 1033 would place on state, county and city revenue.
Secretary of State Sam Reed will announce next week which of the schools had the highest Mock Election turnout, and will give them special recognition.