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Washington Abolition of the Bureau of Inspection, Initiative 7 (1914)

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The Washington Abolition of the Bureau of Inspection Initiative, also known as Initiative 7, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have abolished the bureau of inspection and supervision of public officers and transferred the bureau's powers to the state auditor.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 7 (1914)
Defeatedd No167,08058.63%
Yes 117,882 41.37%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

An act abolishing the bureau of inspection and supervision of public offices, vesting in the state auditor all the powers and duties of such bureau, and requiring the state auditor to prepare a balance sheet showing the operations, transactions, receipts and expenses of each department and institution of the state.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 7 was filed on January 30, 1914. 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, "1914 Voters Pamphlet", accessed September 20, 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 20, 2013