Washington Appointment of Game Commissioners, Referendum 26 (1946)

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The Washington Appointment of Game Commissioners Act, also known as Referendum 26, was on the November 5, 1946 ballot in Washington as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have empowered the governor to appoint and remove members of the State Game Commission.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 26 (1946)
Defeatedd No447,81986.57%
Yes 69,490 13.43%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act relating to game and the State Game Commission; providing that members of the State Game Commission shall, for the purpose of making such commission responsible to the Governor, be appointed and removable by him; amending Section 107B, Chapter 7, Laws of 1921, as enacted by Section 8, Chapter 3, Laws of 1933; and repealing Section 107C, Chapter 7, Laws of 1921, as enacted by Section 9, Chapter 3, Laws of 1933.[2]

Path to the ballot

Referendum 26 was filed on April 3, 1945. Signatures were submitted on June 6, 1945 to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1946 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "History of Referendum Measures," accessed September 11, 2013