Washington Daylight Savings Time, Initiative 193 (1954)

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The Washington Daylight Savings Time Initiative, also known as Initiative 193, was on the November 2, 1954 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure established a state-wide daylight savings time from the last Sunday of April to the last Sunday of September.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 193 (1954)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No457,52955.29%
Yes 370,005 44.71%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

STATEWIDE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME An act providing that at two o'clock antemeridian Pacific Standard Time of the last Sunday in April each year the time of the State of Washington shall be advanced one hour, and at two o'clock antemeridian Pacific Standard Time of the last Sunday in September in each year the time of the State of Washington shall, by the retarding of one hour, be returned to Pacific Standard Time.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 193 was filed on February 23, 1954. 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, "1954 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 10, 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 September 10, 2013