Washington Constitutional Convention, HJR 1 (1918)

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The Washington Constitutional Convention Question, also known as House Joint Resolution 1, was on the November 5, 1918 ballot in Washington as a constitutional convention question, where it was defeated. The measure would have called for a state constitutional convention.[1]

Election results

Washington HJR 1 (1918)
Defeatedd No58,71351.57%
Yes 55,148 48.43%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Resolved, By the Legislature of the State of Washington that it is deemed necessary to call a convention to revise or amend the State Constitution. THEREFORE, It is hereby declared and recommended that the electors of the State of Washington, at the next general election, to be held on the Tuesday next succeeded the first Monday in November, 1918, shall vote for or against a convention to revise or amend the Constitution of the State.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1918 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 17, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.