A Mandatory Death Penalty for Aggravated Murder, Initiative 316
ballot proposition was on the November 4, 1975 ballot
in the State of Washington
where it was approved.
I-316 became Chapter 9, Laws of 1975-76 2nd Extraordinary Session.
| Initiative 316|
| Yes|| 662,535|| 69.1%|
Text of measure
The question asked on the ballot was, "Shall the death penalty be mandatory in the case of aggravated murder in the first degree?"
Path to the ballot
Initiative 316 was filed on May 26, 1975 by Representative Earl Tilly of Wenatchee. 134,290 signatures were submitted to qualify I-316 for the ballot.