Oklahoma Congressional Redistricting, State Question 357 (1956)

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The Oklahoma Congressional Redistricting Initiative, also known as State Question 357, was on the November 6, 1956 ballot in Oklahoma as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have divided the state into six new congressional districts, using the 1950 Census population estimates.[1]

Election results

Oklahoma State Question 357 (1956)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No297,62843.19%
Yes 391,453 56.81%

Although the measure gathered more "yes" votes than "no" votes, Oklahoma requires that the majority of all voters vote "yes" in order to pass an amendment. In 1956, a vote of 433,549 was needed to pass the measure.

Election results via: Oklahoma Secretary of State

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

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