Washington Term Limits, Initiative 573 (1992)

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The Washington Term Limits Initiative, also known as Initiative 573, was on the November 3, 1992 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure limited the term lengths for certain political offices.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 573 (1992)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,119,985 52.38%
No1,018,26047.62%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall candidates for certain offices, who have already served for specified time periods in those offices, be denied ballot access?[2]

Path to the ballot

206,685 signatures were filed to qualify the measure for the ballot to be sent to the legislature. When the legislature did not take action on the proposed legislation, the measure was placed on the ballot as provided by the state constitution.[3]

Signatures collection controversy

The majority of the initiative’s signatures were collected by workers who were paid forty cents per signature. Sponsor Bockwinkel defended the method as being “the most cost-effective way to gather signatures.” The campaign was criticized by outside groups, but the pay-per-signature method is not illegal in the state of Washington.[4]

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