Washington Prohibition on Fluoridation of Public Water, Initiative 322 (1976)
The Washington Prohibition on Fluoridation of Public Water Initiative, also known as Initiative 322, was on the November 2, 1976 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have made fluoridation of public water unlawful.
|Washington Initiative 322 (1976)|
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.
|“||Shall fluoridation of public water supplies be made unlawful and violations subject to criminal penalties?||”|
Path to the ballot
Initiative 322 was filed on January 2, 1976 by Caroline A. Sudduth of Seattle. 135,441 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The Secretary of State's office decreed that not enough signatures had been turned in. Supporters of the initiative filed a lawsuit against the Secretary of State. The case went to the Washington Supreme Court, which ordered the initiative to appear on the ballot. The decision did not come in time to place the initiative in the official voter's pamphlet. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1976 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- List of all State of Washington Initiatives to the People
- The Spokesman-Review, "Initiative banning fluoridation faces state's voters", October 25, 1976
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