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Washington Physical Examination of School Children, Referendum 13 (1922)

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A Washington Physical Examination of School Children Act, Referendum 12B was on the November 7, 1922 ballot in the State of Washington as a veto referendum, where it succeeded in overturning an act of the Washington State Legislature.

Election results

Referendum 13B
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No156,11361.71%
Yes 96,874 38.29%


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 175, Laws of 1921, about the physical examination of school children, did not become law.

Text on the Ballot

An Act providing that parents or guardians may forbid physical examinations of their school children in districts of the first class except when such children show symptoms of contagious or infectious diseases; and providing that vaccination, inoculation or other medication shall not be made a condition of attendance or employment in such schools except of persons suspected of having or who have been exposed to contagious diseases.


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