The Washington Initiative Signatures Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 4, was on the November 6, 1956 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure established that signatures equivalent to eight percent of voter turnout at the previous governor election are required to certify an initiative measure and four percent equivalent to certify a veto referendum. The measure amended Section 1(a) of Article II of the Washington Constitution.
SJR 2 was repeled from the constitution via Senate Joint Resolution 133 in 1981.
| Washington SJR 4 (1956)|
| Yes|| 413,107|| 54.03%|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
- See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 1(a) of Article II
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|| INCREASING SIGNATURES: INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
Shall a new section be added to Article II of the Constitution which will supersede requirements specified in Section 1 thereof by providing that the valid signatures of eight per centum of the number of registered voters voting for Governor in the last election shall be necessary to certify an initiative and that four per centum shall be necessary to certify a referendum of an act of the Legislature?