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

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The Oklahoma Prohibition on Slot Machines Referendum, also known as State Question 62, was on the August 4, 1914 ballot in Oklahoma as a veto referendum, where it was defeated. The measure would have repealed laws prohibiting the running of slot machines.[1]

Election results

Oklahoma State Question 62 (August 1914)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No73,77052.20%
Yes 67,562 47.80%

Election results via: Oklahoma Secretary of State

Text of measure

The ballot title appeared as:[2]

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

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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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  1. Oklahoma Secretary of State, "State Questions," accessed September 1, 2014
  2. Oklahoma Secretary of State, "Oklahoma State Question 62," accessed September 1, 2014
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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