Washington Recall of Elected Officers, Referendum 4 (1916)

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A Washington Recall of Elective Officers, Referendum 4 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.

Election results

Referendum 4
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No193,68675.30%
Yes 63,646 24.07%

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 55, Laws of 1915 pertaining to laws governing recall in Washington did not become law.

Text on the Ballot

An act to carry out the provisions and to facilitate the operation and effect of sections 33 and 34 of article I, of the constitution relating to the recall of elective public officers, to prevent fraud, and amending sections 4940-4, 4940-6, 4940-7, 4940-9, 4940-10, 4940-15 and 4940-16, Remington & Ballinger's Annotated Codes and Statutes of Washington, and repealing section 4940-5, Remington & Ballinger's Annotated Codes and Statutes of Washington, and declaring this act shall take effect January 1, 1916.

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