Oklahomans for Modern Alcoholic Beverage Controls v. Shelton

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ballot law
BallotLaw final.png
State laws
Initiative law
Recall law
Statutory changes
Ballot Law Update
Current edition
Court cases
Lawsuit news
Ballot access rulings
Recent court cases
Petitioner access
Ballot title challenges
Superseding initiatives
Signature challenges
Local ballot measure laws
Oklahomans for Modern Alcoholic Beverage Controls v Shelton was decided by the Oklahoma Supreme Court in 1972. The Oklahoma Secretary of State had declared that the supporters of Oklahoma Question 480, a citizen initiative that would have liberalized the conditions under which alcohol could be sold and consumed, did not have sufficient signatures.

104,818 valid signatures were required, and the proponents turned in 144,624 signatures. After reviewing extensive challenges to the validity of various signatures, the court determined that 107,478 valid signatures remained, and ordered that the measure appear on the ballot. It did, and it failed.

External links

Copy of decision