New information suggests most have already voted on Prop 1

by: Joanna Small Updated:

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Seattle, Wash. —

A proposition that would raise taxes to keep Metro running heads to a vote on Tuesday, but there's a good chance more than half the ballots have already been counted.

That’s according to the Seattle Times.  About a quarter of the 1 million-plus ballots for Proposition 1 have already been turned in and voter turnout is expected to be less than 40 percent.

But that isn't stopping people on both sides of the issue from pushing through the weekend to win over those who haven't yet cased a ballot.  The 1/10 of a cent sales tax increase and the $60 hike in car registrations is designed to keep the transit system functioning.  Some of the money generated would also go to roads.
 
At least one bus rider we talked to this Easter Sunday admits she isn't voting.

“I thought about it but I’m just so busy with going to school and work,” Jullian Le, a University of Washington student who works overnight, said moments before she boarded her bus.

Le says she rides the bus every single day, multiple times a day, and she doesn't want anything to change, but again, she won't be casting a ballot.

 

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