Washington Combined City-County Charter, HJR 13 (1948)

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The Washington Combined City-County Charter Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 13, was on the November 2, 1948 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure permitted the formation of combined city and county charters where the population is equal to or more than 300,000.[1] The measure added Section 16 of Article XI to the Washington Constitution[2]

Election results

Washington HJR 13 (1948)
Approveda Yes 291,699 50.34%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 16 of Article XI

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

PROPOSED AMENDMENT to the Constitution permitting the formation, under a charter, of combined city and county municipal corporations having a population of 300,000 or more.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1948 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 11, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed September 11, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.