A Washington Party Conventions Act, Referendum 5
was on the November 7, 1916 ballot
in the State of Washington
as a veto referendum
, where it succeeded in overturning
an act of the Washington State Legislature
| Referendum 5|
|Yes|| 49,370|| 19.76%|
A "yes" vote for a veto referendum is a vote in favor of the legislative act that those who collected signatures to force onto the ballot are hoping to overturn. A "no" vote is a vote against the legislative act that provoked the veto referendum.
In this case, Chapter 52, Laws of 1915 relating to a Party Conventions Act did not become law.
Text on the Ballot
An act relating to, regulating and providing for the nomination of candidates for public office in the State of Washington, providing for the holding of elections to elect delegates to conventions, providing for the holding of county and state conventions by political parties, defining the powers and duties of conventions and party committees, providing for the election of party committeemen, amending sections 4804, 4807, 4809, 4810, 4811, 4826, 4843, and repealing section 4841 of Remington & Ballinger's Annotated Codes and Statues of Washington.