Washington Voter Registration by Mail, Referendum 39 (1977)

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The Washington Voter Registration By Mail Act, also known as Referendum 39, was on the November 8, 1977 ballot in Washington as a veto referendum, where it was defeated. The measure overturned an act of the legislature that would have allowed voter registration by mail and absentee voting on one day's registration.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 39 (1977)
Defeatedd No632,13167.57%
Yes 303,353 32.43%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall certain changes be made in voter registration laws, including registration by mail and absentee voting on one day's registration?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1977 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 22, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.