1973 Referendum General Election Results - Washington
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  Referendum: Referendum Measure 36 (Lower Drinking Age)Popular Vote
No 510,491 50.74%
Yes 495,624 49.26%
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Election Notes:
  • This Act lowers from 21 to 19 years the age at which a person may, without limitation as to purpose, purchase or consume alcoholic beverages and be admitted to establishments licensed by the state to sell such beverages. It also lowers from 21 to 18 the age at which a person may be employed to sell spirituous liquor, beer and wine in Class H licensed establishments. It further removes the present requirement for adult supervision of persons between 18 and 21 who sell beer and wine in establishments holding Class E and/or F licenses only (primarily grocery stores).
Demographic Data

1980 Population:4,132,353Enum.1980 Population Density:24.0persons/km2
1973 Population:0Est.1973 Population Density:0.0persons/km2
1970 Population:3,413,244Enum.1970 Population Density:19.8persons/km2
Land Area (2000):172,348km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:1.9%

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  • Source for Popular Vote data: Washington Secretary of State. Washington Ballot Measures Election Results, Washington Secretary of State (http://secstate.wa.gov/elections/) (accessed 21 Jan 2007)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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