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Arizona Constitution Ratification (February 1911)

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The Arizona Constitution Ratification was a constitutional convention referral on the February 9, 1911 ballot in Arizona, where it was approved. This measure sought voter ratification of the Arizona Constitution designed by constitutional convention in 1910.


This version of the Arizona Constitution was rejected by President William H. Taft because of his opposition to the provision of the right of recall public officials, particularly against members of the judiciary.

On December 9, 1911 Arizona voters approved a revised version of the Constitution which did not contain the recall provision.

On February 14, 1912, President Taft approved the new version of the Arizona Constitution and approved Arizona's statehood.

In the general election of 1912, Arizona voters restored the right to recall public officials.[1][2][3]

Election results

Arizona Constitution Ratification (February 1911)
Approveda Yes 12,187 78.68%

Results via: Arizona Secretary of State

Text of the proposal

The language appeared on the ballot as:[4]

Shall the Constitution for the proposed State of Arizona, as framed and adopted by the Constitutional Convention, be ratified?
☐ Yes
☐ No[5]

Path to the ballot

The question was placed on the ballot under Ordinance No. 1 of the Arizona Constitutional Convention on Dec. 8, 1910.[4]

See also

Suggest a link

Approveda Arizona Revised Constitution Ratification (December 1911)

External links