Washington Notice of Amendments on Ballot, SJR 25 (1962)

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The Washington Notice of Amendments on Ballot Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 25, was on the November 6, 1962 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required the publication in weekly newspapers of all constitutional amendments on the ballot for three months prior to the election.[1] The measure amended Section 1 of Article XXII of the Washington Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington SJR 25 (1962)
Approveda Yes 417,451 54.15%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 1 of Article XXIII

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall Section 1, Article XXIII, of the State Constitution requiring publication of the text of each proposed constitutional amendment in a weekly newspaper in each county for three months prior to the election, be amended so as to require only that notice of the proposed constitutional amendment be published at least four times during the four weeks preceding the election in every legal newspaper in the state?[3]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:[1]

Any amendment or amendments to this Constitution may be proposed in either branch of the legislature; and if the same shall be agreed to by two-thirds of the members elected to each of the two houses, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on their journals, with the ayes and noes thereon, and be submitted to the qualified electors of the state for their approval, at the next general election; and if the people approve and ratify such amendment or amendments, by a majority of the electors voting thereon, the same shall become part of this Constitution, and proclamation thereof shall be made by the governor: Provided, That if more than one amendment be submitted, they shall be submitted in such a manner that the people may vote for or against such amendments separately. The legislature shall also cause notice of the amendments that are to be submitted to the people to be published ((for at least three months next preceding the election in some weekly newspaper, in every county where a newspaper is published throughout the state)) at least four times during the four weeks next preceding the election in every legal newspaper in the state: Provided, That failure of any newspaper to publish this notice shall not be interpreted as affecting the outcome of the election.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Office of the Secretary of State, "1962 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 9, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed September 9, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.