District voters will be asked to vote Tuesday on two ballot questions. The first deals with the question of statehood for the District of Columbia. The second would legalize certain forms of gambling in the city. Initiative No. 3
"An initiative to present to the registered qualified electors of the District of Columbia for their approval or disapproval the proposition of calling a Statehood Constitutional Convention, with elected delegates, for the purpose of forming a constitution and otherwise providing a process for that portion of the territory now known as the District of Columbia to be admitted in the Union as a state on equal footing with the other states."
A vote "For" on this proposal means that the voter wishes to see a constitutional convention draft a proposed constitution for a new state. A vote "Against" means that the voter does not want to see such a convention convened. This is not a vote on statehood itself, but a vote calling for a convention to draft a state constitution. Initiative No. 6
"An act amending Title 22, Chapter 15, and Title 2, District of Columbia Code to legalize (1) lotteries and daily numbers games and (2) bingo and raffles for charitable purposes in the District of Columbia; to establish a District of Columbia Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board which would operate the lotteries and daily numbers games and regulate bingo and raffles for charitable purposes. Revenues generated by these gambling activities would go to the general revenue fund of the District of Columiba to be used for general revenue purposes."
A vote "For" means that the voter wishes to see a city legalize lottery and daily numbers games, and raffles and bingo for charitable purposes. A vote "Against" means that the voter does not wish to have those gambling games legalized in the District.
Both initiative measures require only a simple majority for passage.