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Washington Legislative Vacancies, SJR 24 (1968)
The Washington Handling Legislative Vacancies Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 24, was on the November 5, 1968 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure defined the qualifications necessary for an appointment to fill a vacancy in state or country offices. The measure amended Section 15 of Article II and Section 6 of Article XI of the Washington State Constitution.
|Washington SJR 24 (1968)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Shall the State Constitution be amended to provide for filling vacancies in legislative or partisan county elective offices as follows: (1) the county commissioners of the county affected shall appoint a person from the same legislative, county or county commissionaer district and political party as the officer whose office has been vacated; (2) On failure of the county commissioners to so appoint within sixty days, the governor shall within thirty days appoint a person similarly qualified?||”|
- Washington Legislative Vacancies Filled by County Commissioners, HJR 13 (1930)
- Washington Vacancies in State Legislature, SJR 14 (1956)
- Washington Vacancies in Office, HJR 4206 (2003)
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1968 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- Washington State Constitution
- Office of the Secretary of State, "1968 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 27, 2013
- Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed August 27, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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