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.
| Initiative 276|
| Yes|| 959,143|| 72.02%|
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.
Elections on the Washington ballot