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Washington Voter Registration by Mail, Referendum 39 (1977)

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The Washington Voter Registration By Mail Act, also known as Referendum 39, was on the November 8, 1977 ballot in Washington as a veto referendum, where it was defeated. The measure overturned an act of the legislature that would have allowed voter registration by mail and absentee voting on one day's registration.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 39 (1977)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No632,13167.57%
Yes 303,353 32.43%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall certain changes be made in voter registration laws, including registration by mail and absentee voting on one day's registration?

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