Oklahoma Liquor by the Drink, State Question 480 (1972)

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The Oklahoma Liquor by the Drink Amendment, also known as State Question 480, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Oklahoma as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have permitted the sale of intoxicating alcoholic beverages by the individual drink for on-premise consumption.[1]

Election results

Oklahoma State Question 480 (1972)
Defeatedd No525,14853.12%
Yes 463,405 46.88%

Election results via: Oklahoma Secretary of State

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Path to the ballot

Oklahoma Question 480 was ordered onto the ballot by the Oklahoma Supreme Court in the case of Oklahomans for Modern Alcoholic Beverage Controls v. Shelton. The Oklahoma Secretary of State had declared that the supporters of the initiative had not turned in sufficient valid signatures.

104,818 valid signatures were required, and the proponents turned in 144,624 signatures. After reviewing extensive challenges to the validity of various signatures, the court determined that 107,478 valid signatures remained, and ordered that the measure appear on the ballot.[1]

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