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Washington Eminent Domain, Amendment to Article I Sec. 16 (1908)

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The Washington Eminent Domain Amendment, also known as Amendment to Article I, Section 16, was on the November 3, 1908 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have defined when eminent domain is permissible and for compensation for taken property.[1] The measure would have amended Section 16 of Article I of the Washington State Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington Amendment to Article I, Section 16 (1908)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No52,72166.26%
Yes 26,849 33.74%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Proposed amendment to section 16 of Article 1 of the Constitution, relating to the exercise of the power of eminent domain.

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