Washington Standard Time, Initiative 181 (1952)

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The Washington Standard Time Initiative, also known as Initiative 181, was on the November 4, 1952 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure established a state-wide observation of standard time, expect during emergency or federal alteration of time zones.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 181 (1952)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 597,558 60.03%
No397,92839.97%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

An act prescribing the observance of standard time, except in an emergency during wartime or when another time has been adopted nationally.

Path to the ballot

Initiative 181 was filed on February 27, 1952. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[2]

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