Washington 1970 ballot measures

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Eight statewide ballot measures were on the November 3, 1970 ballot in Washington.

On the ballot

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 251 Taxes Mandates no new taxes nor any tax increases by the state Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 256 Business Prohibits the sale of soft drinks and alcohol in containers not having a recycling deposit value of at least five cents Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 20 Abortion Legalizes abortion in the early months of pregnancy Approveda
LRSS Referendum 21 Bonds Extends previous authorization of $40 million in bonds for outdoor recreation areas and facilities Approveda
LRSS Referendum 22 Bonds Extends previous authorization of $63,059,000 in bonds for various public building projects Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 23 Bonds Extends the previous authorization of $25 million in bonds for water pollution control facilities Approveda
LRCA HJR 6 Elections Lowers the voting age from 21 to 19 Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 42 Taxes Fixes the maximum rate of property taxation at 1% and imposes a flat tax on individual income and on corporate income Defeatedd

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