Washington Conditions on Building Nuclear Power Facilities, Initiative 325 (1976)

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The Washington Conditions on Building Nuclear Power Facilities Initiative, also known as Initiative 325, was on the November 2, 1976 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed new nuclear power plants only if the plant's design met certain conditions and with a two-thirds vote in the legislature.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 325 (1976)
Defeatedd No963,75666.62%
Yes 482,953 33.38%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall future nuclear power facilities which do not meet certain conditions and receive two-thirds approval by the legislature be prohibited?[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 325 was filed on February 3, 1976 by David C. H. Howard of Olympia. 165,000 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, "1976 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 22, 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 22, 2013