Oklahoma Location of the State Capital, State Question 15 (June 1910)

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The Oklahoma Location of the State Capital Initiative, also known as Oklahoma State Question 15, was on the June 11, 1910 ballot in Oklahoma as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. It was the seventh initiative proposed in Oklahoma I&R history. Two of the previous six initiatives made it to the ballot but lost. Initiative 7 was the first initiative in Oklahoma history that passed.

The first part of the measure established a permanent location for the state capital, while the second part of the measure determined that the capital should be located in Oklahoma City, rather than in Guthrie or Shawnee.[1]

Aftermath

Later on, the Oklahoma Supreme Court invalidated the initiative on the grounds that it violated the single-subject rule.

Election results

Oklahoma State Question 15, Part 1 (1910)
OverturnedotOverturned Case: 
ResultVotesPercentage
Yes 96,448 59.92%
No64,52240.08%
Oklahoma State Question 15, Part 2 (1910)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd Guthrie 31,301 23.02%
Approveda Oklahoma City 96,261 70.81%
Defeatedd Shawnee 8,382 6.17%

Election results via: Oklahoma Secretary of State

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

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