Washington Limits on Campaign Expenditures, Initiative 276 (1972)

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A Limits on Campaign Expenditures, Initiative 276 ballot proposition was on the November 7, 1972 statewide ballot in the State of Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. I-276 became Chapter 1, Laws of 1973.

Election results

Initiative 276
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 959,143 72.02%
No372,69327.98%

Text of measure

The question on the ballot was, "An ACT relating to campaign financing, activities of lobbyists, access to public records, and financial affairs of elective officers and candidates; requiring disclosure of sources of campaign contributions, objects of campaign expenditures, and amounts thereof; limiting campaign expenditures; regulating the activities of lobbyists and requirng reports of their expenditures; restricting use of public funds to influence legislative decisions; governing access to public records; specifying the manner in which public agencies will maintain such records; requiring disclosure of elective officials' and cadidates' financial interests and activities; establising a public disclosure commission to administer the act; and providing civil penalties."

Path to the ballot

I-276 was filed on March 29, 1972 by Michael T. Hildt. 162,710 signatures were submitted to qualify I-276 for the ballot.

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