Washington Mandatory Death Penalty for Aggravated Murder, Initiative 316 (1975)

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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.

Election results

Initiative 316
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 662,535 69.1%
No296,25730.9%

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.

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