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Washington Repeal of Poll Tax, Initiative 40 (1922)

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The Washington Repeal of Poll Tax Initiative, also known as Initiative 40, was on the November 7, 1922 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure repealed the state's annual poll tax.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 40 (1922)
Approveda Yes 193,356 75.28%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act providing for the repeal of chapter 174, Laws of 1921, relating to the collection of a poll tax.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 40 was filed on January 18, 1922. 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, "1922 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 16, 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 September 16, 2013