Washington 1956 ballot measures
- Two of the measures were Initiatives to the People.
- Five of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Four of the measures were approved and three were defeated.
On the ballot
|ITP||Initiative 198||Labor||Bans and criminalizes union membership or non-membership requirements for employment|
|ITP||Initiative 199||Redistricting||Reapportions and redistricts the state legislature districts|
|SJR 3||Pension||Allows that pensions paid by the state or any political subdivision, to public officials, to be increase during their term|
|SJR 4||Direct Democracy||Establishes 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|
|SJR 6||Term Limits||Removes the constitutional limitation on the term limits of state treasurers|
|SJR 14||Legislature||Provides that vacancies in the state legislature shall be filled by a country commissioner of the political party of the preceding legislator|
|HJR 22||Eminent Domain||Empowers the legislature to grant the courts the authority to allow property possession before final settlement in an eminent domain case|
State of Washington
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Commissioner of Insurance | Director of Agriculture | Commissioner of Public Lands | Director of Labor and Industries | Chairman of Utilities and Transportation |