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Oklahoma Fair Elections, State Question 78 (1916)

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The Oklahoma Fair Elections Amendment, also known as State Question 78, was on the November 7, 1916 ballot in Oklahoma as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided that each of the leading political parties have one member on the state, county and precinct election boards.[1]

Election results

Oklahoma State Question 78 (1916)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No119,60244.85%
Yes 147,067 55.15%

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 1916, a vote of 152,054 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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