Washington Party Conventions, Referendum 15 (1922)

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The Washington Party Conventions Act, also known as Referendum 15, was on the November 7, 1922 ballot in Washington as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have changed the powers of precinct chairpeople and party committees, how candidates for public office are nominated and guidelines for party conventions.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 15 (1922)
Defeatedd No140,29970.99%
Yes 57,324 29.01%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

An Act relating to the election and powers of precinct committeemen and party committees, the nomination of candidates for public office, and the holding of party conventions for the purpose of adopting platforms and nominating presidential electors.[2]

Path to the ballot

Referendum 15 was filed on April 9, 1921. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1922 Voters Pamphlet", accessed September 16, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "History of Referendum Measures", accessed September 16, 2013