Oklahoma Prohibition of Gambling and Pool Halls, State Question 61 (August 1914)

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The Oklahoma Prohibition of Gambling and Pool Halls Referendum, also known as State Question 61, was on the August 4, 1914 ballot in Oklahoma as a veto referendum, where it was defeated. The measure would have repealed laws prohibiting gambling on races as well as the operation of pool halls.[1]

Election results

Oklahoma State Question 61 (August 1914)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No76,49552.62%
Yes 68,878 47.38%

Election results via: Oklahoma Secretary of State

Text of measure

The ballot title appeared as:[2]

An ACT to prevent and punish betting, gambling and the making, writing or selling of books or pools or mutuals on the result of any trotting race or running race of horses, or race of any kind; making it a violation of the law to use, rent or lease a building for the purpose of operating a pool hall; making it a violation of law for a telegraph company or agent thereof to furnish news of the result of any horse race run within or without this state.

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Path to the ballot

16,396 signatures were submitted on petitions to qualify State Question 61 for the ballot. John Rainey of Oklahoma City submitted the signatures on September 13, 1913.

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  1. Oklahoma Secretary of State, "State Questions," accessed September 1, 2014
  2. Oklahoma Secretary of State, "Oklahoma State Question 61," accessed September 1, 2014
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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