Washington Statewide Prohibition, Initiative 3 (1914)

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The Washington Statewide Prohibition Initiative, also known as Initiative 3, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure prohibited the production and distribution of alcohol, regulated the transportation and keeping of alcohol, provided for enforcement and fixed penalties for violations of the act.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 3 (1914)
Approveda Yes 189,840 52.58%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act prohibiting the manufacture, sale, or other disposition of intoxicating liquors, except in certain cases; regulating the keeping, use and transportation of the same; providing for the enforcement of this act; and fixing punishments and penalties for the violation thereof.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 3 was filed on January 8, 1914. 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, "Initiatives to the People," accessed September 20, 2013