Washington Municipal Energy, Referendum 18 (1934)
The Washington Municipal Energy Act, also known as Referendum 18, was on the November 6, 1934 ballot in Washington as a veto referendum, where it was approved, thus confirming the legislation. The measure authorized municipalities to use and sell electric energy inside and outside their geographic limits.
|Washington Referendum 18 (1934)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|“||An Act authorizing cities and towns to use, sell and dispose of electric energy inside and outside their corporate limits to acquire, construct, own, control, operate and maintain lands, easements, franchises, distribution systems, sub-stations, inter-tie or transmission lines or other connections to enable it to use, purchase, sell and dispose of electric energy, inside or outside its corporate limits, with right to condemn certain classes of private power systems or parts thereof, franchises or other private property, and reserving to such cities and towns all powers under existing laws.||”|
Path to the ballot
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1934 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- State of Washington History of Referendum Measures
State of Washington
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