Washington Repeal of County Officer Term Limits, HJR 4 (1948)

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The Washington Repeal of County Officer Term Limits Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 4, was on the November 2, 1948 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure repealed a constitutional limitation on the number of consecutive terms a county officer could hold.[1] The measure repealed Section 7 of Article XI to the Washington Constitution[2]

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Washington HJR 4 (1948)
Approveda Yes 337,554 54.45%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 7 of Article XI

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed Amendment to the Constitution repealing Section 7, Article XI, which existing section renders any county officer ineligible to hold his office more than two terms in succession.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1948 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 11, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed September 11, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.