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November 1916 General

Initiative to the Legislature 18
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For4835415.51%
Against26339084.49%
Ballot Title:
An act relating to alcoholic liquor; to remove burdensome restrictions upon the rights of householders to purchase and keep on hand alcoholic beverages for home consumption; to authorize the manufacture and sale of malt liquor; to authorize the furnishing of alcoholic beverages to guests in hotels; to authorize the granting of licenses to brewers, to their selling agents, and to hotel keepers; to restrict and regulate the business to be carried on under such licenses; declaring violations of such restrictions to be misdemeanors, and prescribing penalties therefor.
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Initiative to the People 24
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For10580330.13%
Against24539969.87%
Ballot Title:
An act authorizing the manufacture, sale and delivery of beer containing not less than one per cent. Nor more than four per cent. alcohol, for export or sale and delivery direct to individuals within the state for consumption at their residences, and regulating the same; providing a system for licensing and bonding manufacturers, the payment of license fees, and the collection and disposition of a tax upon the amount sold for consumption within the state; fixing penalties and making an appropriation.
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Referendum Measure 3
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For6211724.03%
Against19636375.97%
Ballot Title:
An act to facilitate the operation of the provisions of section 1 of article XI of the Constitution relating to the initiative and referendum, to prevent fraud, and amending sections 4971-1, 4971-5, 4971-6, 4971-7, 4971-9, 4971-10, 4971-15, 4971-16, 4971-17, 4971-31 and 4971-32 of Remington & Ballinger's Annotated Codes and Statutes of Washington, and repealing section 4971-8 of Remington & Ballinger's Annotated Codes and Statutes of Washington, and declaring this act shall take effect January 1st, 1916.
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Referendum Measure 4
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For6354624.70%
Against19368675.30%
Ballot Title:
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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Referendum Measure 5
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For4937019.76%
Against20049980.24%
Ballot Title:
An act relating to, regulating and providing for the nomination of candidates for public office in the State of Washington, providing for the holding of elections to elect delegates to conventions, providing for the holding of county and state conventions by political parties, defining the powers and duties of conventions and party committees, providing for the election of party committeemen, amending sections 4804, 4807, 4809, 4810, 4811, 4826, 4843, and repealing section 4841 of Remington & Ballinger's Annotated Codes and Statues of Washington.
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Referendum Measure 6
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For8567231.88%
Against18304268.12%
Ballot Title:
An act defining picketing, prohibiting the same, and providing a penalty for the violation thereof.
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Referendum Measure 7
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For4692118.87%
Against20174281.13%
Ballot Title:
An act amending chapter 117, Session Laws of 1911, being an act entitled: 'An act relating to public service properties and utilities, providing for the regulation of the same, fixing penalties for the violation thereof, making appropriation and repealing certain acts,' by adding an additional section thereto, to be know as Section 74A.
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Referendum Measure 8
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For4526418.82%
Against19525381.18%
Ballot Title:
An act defining port districts of the first class, providing a method for the government thereof, limiting the powers thereof, defining the powers and duties of the officers thereof, enacting certain other provisions relating thereto and amending chapter 92 of the Laws of 1911, being an act entitled 'An act authorizing the establishment of port districts; providing for the acquirement, construction, maintenance, operation, development and regulation of a system of harbor improvements and rail and water transfer and terminal facilities within such districts, and providing the method of payment therefor,' approved March 14, 1911, and heretofore amended and now in force, by adding thereto certain sections to be known respectively as section 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23.
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Referendum Measure 9
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For8720532.40%
Against18193367.60%
Ballot Title:
An act relating to the raising and expenditure of revenues by counties, cities, towns, townships, port districts, school districts and metropolitan park districts, requiring the adoption of a budget by each of the same, limiting the manner of the expenditure of the revenues, prescribing the manner of paying claims filed after the close of the fiscal year, providing penalites of the violation thereof, and repealing section 5, chapter 151, Laws 1913, and sections 9208 to 9211, inclusive, together with the conflicting parts of sections 4512, 4521, 4537, 9212 of Remington & Ballinger's Annotated Codes and Statutes of Washington.
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Constitutional Amendment Article VI, Sec. 1
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For8896333.05%
Against18017966.95%
Ballot Title:
An Act providing for the amendment of section 1 of article VI of the Constitution of the State of Washington, relating to the qualification of voters.
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