Washington Quincy Valley Irrigation, Referendum 2 (1914)

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The Washington Quincy Valley Irrigation Act, also known as Referendum 2, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Washington as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have provided for the construction and operation of an irrigation and storage system for the purpose of irrigating lands in the Quincy Valley and authorized $40 million in state bonds for the project.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 2 (1914)
Defeatedd No189,06564.89%
Yes 102,315 35.11%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An act providing for the construction, maintenance and operation of a system of storage and irrigation works for the purpose of irrigating lands in Grant, Adams, Chelan and Douglas counties, including lands in the Quincy valley; creating a state reclamation board, and providing for the sale of state bonds not exceeding $40,000,000 in amount.[2]

Path to the ballot

Referendum 2 was filed on March 25, 1913. 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, "1914 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 20, 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 20, 2013