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Washington Voters' Pamphlet, SJR 9 (1962)

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The Washington Voters' Pamphlet Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 9, was on the November 6, 1962 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required the sending of one voters' pamphlet to each place of residence, rather than to each registered voter.[1] The measure added a new subsection to Section 1 of Article II of the Washington Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington SJR 9 (1962)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 484,666 60.60%
No315,08839.40%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 1 of Article II

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall Article II, Section 1, Amendment 7 of the State Constitution which presently directs the Secretary of State to send each registered voter a copy of the voters' pamphlet (a publication containing the laws and constitutional amendments referred to the people together with arguments for and against each measure) be amended so as to require only mailing to each individual place of residence, together with such other distribution as the Secretary of State deems necessary?[3]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:[1]

Artcile II, section 1, subsection (e). The legislature shall provide methods of publicity of all laws or parts of laws, and amendments to the Constitution referred to the people with arguments for and against the laws and amendments so referred. The secretary of state shall send one copy of the publication to each individual place of residence in the state and shall make such additional distribution as he shall determine necessary to reasonably assure that each voter will have an opportunity to study the measures prior to election. These provisions supersede the provisions set forth in the last paragraph of section 1 of this article as amended by the seventh amendment to the Constitution of this state.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Office of the Secretary of State, "1962 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 9, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed September 9, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.