Washington Voter Registration by Mail, Referendum 39 (1977)

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A Washington Voter Registration By Mail Act, Referendum 39 was on the November 8, 1977 ballot in the State of Washington as a veto referendum, where it succeeded in overturning an act of the Washington State Legislature that would have allowed voter registration by mail and absentee voting with one day's registration.

Election results

Referendum 39
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No632,13167.57%
Yes 303,353 32.43%

Text of measure

The question asked on the ballot was, "Shall certain changes be made in voter registration laws, including registration by mail and absentee voting on one day's registration?"

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 361 of Laws of 1977 did not become law.

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