Washington Beverage Container Deposit, Initiative 414 (1982)

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The Washington Beverage Container Deposit Initiative, also known as Initiative 414, was on the November 2, 1982 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have established a minimum five cent recycling deposit on sales of soft drinks and alcohol.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 414 (1982)
Defeatedd No965,95170.71%
Yes 400,156 29.29%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall a system requiring a minimum five cent refund on sales of beer, malt and carbonated beverage containers be established?[2]

Path to the ballot

In 1979, a verbatim ballot question was posed to voters, where the measure was defeated. Initiative 435 was filed on January 7, 1982 by Robert C. Swanson of Citizens for a Cleaner Washington of Seattle. 193,347 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1982 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 20, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed August 20, 2013