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Washington Regulating Campaign Financing, Referendum 25 (1972)

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The Washington Regulating Campaign Financing Bill, also known as Referendum 25, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure regulated certain campaign contributions and expenditures.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 25 (1972)
Approveda Yes 694,818 54.72%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An act pertaining to public power resources and public utilities and acquisition and operation thereof by certain public authoritiies and municipal corporations; authorizing public utility district commissioners to create joint commissions; relating to composition, government, powers, funds, business and properties thereof; applying certain public utility district laws thereto; empowering them to acquire electrical properties solely by issuing revenue bonds and warrants; requiring deposit of funds with State Treasurer and audit of accounts by State Auditor; taxing their operations instead of property; permititng their union; ofsetting earnings against interest on certain condemnation awards; declaring emergency and that act take effect immediately.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1972 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 23, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.