Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Mileage and License Tax, State Question 253 (1940)

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The Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Mileage and License Tax Initiative, also known as State Question 253, was on the November 5, 1940 ballot in Oklahoma as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided for the allocation, apportionment, distribution and use of the tax money collected from the motor vehicle mileage tax, vehicle license and registration tax and taxes on the sale and consumption of gasoline.[1]

Election results

Oklahoma State Question 253 (1940)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No198,10935.79%
Yes 355,431 64.21%

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 1940, a vote of 423,886 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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