Oklahoma Location of the State Capital, State Question 15 (June 1910)

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Oklahoma Initiative 7, also known as "Oklahoma State Question 15", appeared on the Oklahoma ballot on June 11, 1910. It was the seventh initiative proposed in Oklahoma I&R history. Two of the previous six initiatives made it to the ballot but lost. Initiative 7 was the first initiative in Oklahoma history that passed.

The initiative had two parts:

(1) Shall a permanent state capitol be established? (2) If "yes" on the first, shall the capitol be at (a) Guthrie, (b) Oklahoma City, or (c) Shawnee?

The first part of the question passed, with 96,448 votes in favor and 64,522 votes opposed.[1]

On the second part of the initiative, 96,261 voters chose Oklahoma City, 31,301 voters chose Guthrie, and 8,382 voters chose Shawnee.

Later on, the Oklahoma Supreme Court invalidated the initiative on the grounds that it violated the single-subject rule.

See List of Oklahoma ballot measures.

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