Arizona Revised Constitution Ratification (December 1911)

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The Arizona Revised Constitution Ratification was a constitutional convention referral on the December 12, 1911 ballot in Arizona, where it was approved. This measure sought voter ratification of the revised version of the Arizona Constitution as demanded by President Taft in order to gain statehood.

Aftermath

On February 14, 1912, President Taft approved the revised version of the Arizona Constitution and approved Arizona's statehood.

In the general election of 1912, Arizona voters restored the right to recall public officials.[1][2][3]

Election results

Arizona Revised Constitution Ratification (December 1911)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 14,963 88.79%
No1,89011.21%

Results via: Arizona Secretary of State

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The revised version of the Arizona Constitution was introduced after first version of the Arizona Constitution was rejected by President William H. Taft because of his opposition to the provision of the right of recall public officials, particularly against members of the judiciary.

On December 9, 1911 Arizona voters approved a revised version of the Constitution which did not contain the recall provision.[1][2][3]

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Approveda Arizona Constitution Ratification (February 1911)

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