Washington Issuance of Public Works Certificates, Referendum 12 (1922)

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A Washington Certificate of Necessity Act, Referendum 12B was on the November 7, 1922 ballot in the State of Washington as a veto referendum, where it succeeded in overturning an act of the Washington State Legislature.

Election results

Referendum 12B
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No154,90570.51%
Yes 64,800 29.49%

A "yes" vote for a veto referendum is a vote in favor of the legislative act that those who collected signatures to force onto the ballot are hoping to overturn. A "no" vote is a vote against the legislative act that provoked the veto referendum.

In this case, Chapter 59, Laws of 1921, about a Certificate of Necessity Act, did not become law.


Text on the Ballot

An Act providing for the issuance of certificates of necessity and convenience by the director of public works to public service companies in cases where similar service is being rendered the localities proposed to be served by other public service companies.


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