Washington Prohibition on Fluoridation of Public Water, Initiative 322 (1976)

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A Prohibition on Fluoridation of Public Water, Initiative 322 ballot proposition was on the November 2, 1976 ballot in the State of Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated.

Election results

Initiative 322
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No870,63164.95%
Yes 469,929 35.05%

Text of measure

The question asked on the ballot was, "Shall fluoridation of public water supplies be made unlawful and violations subject to criminal penalties?"

Path to the ballot

Initiative 322 was filed on January 2, 1976 by Caroline A. Sudduth. 135,441 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot, and the Washington Secretary of State's office decreed that not enough signatures had been turned in.

I-322's supporters filed a lawsuit against the Secretary of State's office; the case eventually went to the Washington Supreme Court, which ordered I-322 to appear on the ballot.

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