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Oklahoma Signature Requirements for Initiative, State Question 698 (2002)

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The Oklahoma Signature Requirements for Initiative Amendment, also known as State Question 698, was on the November 5, 2002 ballot in Oklahoma as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure allowed would have increased the amount of signatures needed to propose amendments to certain laws from eight percent of legal voters to 15 percent of legal voters.[1]

Election results

Oklahoma State Question 698 (2002)
Defeatedd No515,74653.55%
Yes 447,394 46.45%

Election results via: Oklahoma Secretary of State

Text of measure

Ballot title

The official ballot title appeared as:[2]

This measure amends the Oklahoma Constitution. It amends Section 2 of Article 5. It changes the number of legal voters needed to propose an amendment to the law of this state. At present 8% of the legal voters are required to propose a change in the law. This measure will change the number of legal voters to 15%. It would only apply to certain types of laws. It would apply to laws that would do away with methods for hunting, fishing, or trapping. It would also apply to laws that would do away with occupations dealing with animals. Also, it would apply to laws that would do away with sporting or entertainment events dealing with animals.


Full text

The full text of the measure can be read here.

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  1. Oklahoma Secretary of State, "State Questions," accessed November 25, 2014
  2. Oklahoma Secretary of State, "State Question 693," accessed November 25, 2014
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.