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Washington Congressional Reapportionment and Redistricting, Referendum 16 (1966)

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The Washington Congressional Reapportionment and Redistricting Bill, also known as Referendum 16, was on the November 8, 1966 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure changed the boundaries of the state's congressional districts to better equalize the population within each.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 16 (1966)
Approveda Yes 416,630 52.01%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An ACT relating to congressional districts, revising and redefining the boundaries of the first, second, third, fourth, sixth and seventh United States congressional districts of the State of Washington, allocating to each such district one representative in the congress of the United States; and repealing existing congressional districting and apportionment laws in conflict therewith.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1966 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 27, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.