Washington "Three Strikes", Initiative 593 (1993)

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The Washington Three Strikes Initiative, also known as Initiative 593, was on the November 2, 1993 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure mandated life imprisonment without parole for criminals thrice convicted of serious offenses.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 593 (1993)
Approveda Yes 1,135,521 75.20%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall criminals who are convicted of "most serious offenses" on three occasions be sentenced to life in prison without parole?[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 593 was filed on January 6, 1993 by Ida Ballasiotes of Mercer Island. 290,613 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1993 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 29, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed August 28, 2013