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Oklahoma State Question 62, Prohibition on Gambling and Slot Machines (August 1914)

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Oklahoma State Question 62 was on the August 4, 1914 statewide ballot in Oklahoma as a veto referendum, where it was defeated.

State Question 62 was an attempt to use Oklahoma's veto referendum process to overturn Oklahoma House Bill 51 (Chapter 128, Session Laws of Oklahoma, 1913). This was an act of the Oklahoma State Legislature that said:

"AN ACT to amend Sections 2519, 2520, and 2528 of the General Statutes of 1893, of the State of Oklahoma, relating to gambling; and providing penalties for running slot machines; and providing for civil penalty against owners of premises permitting same to be used in violation of section one of this act."

A "yes" vote on State Question 62 was a vote to repeal the legislative act. A "no" vote was a vote to uphold the legislative act.

Election results

State Question 62
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No73,77052.2%
Yes 67,562 47.8%

Path to the ballot

15,867 signatures were submitted on petitions to qualify State Question 62 for the ballot. John Rainey of Oklahoma City submitted the signatures on September 13, 1913.

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