Washington Convict Labor for Highway Construction, Initiative 10 (1914)
The Washington Convict Labor for Highway Construction Initiative, also known as Initiative 10, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed the employment of convicts for the construction of public highways and authorized certain sums of payments to dependent families of such convicts.
|Washington Initiative 10 (1914)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||An act providing for the employment of all convicts upon public highways except in certain cases, authorizing the payment of certain sums to dependent families of such convicts, creating a state road fund, providing a tax levy of not to exceed one-half mill therefore, transferring the public highway fund thereto, and making an appropriation of two million dollars for carrying out the provisions of this act.||”|
Path to the ballot
Initiative 10 was filed on January 29, 1914. Initiative 10 was filed on January 29, 1914. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1914 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- State of Washington Initiatives to the People
- New York Times, "How State of Washington Utilizes Its Convict Labor", November 13, 1910
State of Washington
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