Washington Primary Nominations and Registration, Referendum 14 (1922)

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The Washington Primary Nominations and Registration Act, also known as Referendum 14, was on the November 7, 1922 ballot in Washington as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have enforced a closed primary, given powers of voter registration procuration to city comptrollers or town clerks and required electors to state their party affiliation at the time of registration.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 14 (1922)
Defeatedd No164,00473.02%
Yes 60,593 26.98%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act relating to primary nominations and the registration of voters, and requiring electors to state their party affiliations at the time of registration.[2]

Path to the ballot

Referendum 14 was filed on March 26, 1921. 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, "History of Referendum Measures," accessed September 16, 2013