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Washington Term Limits for County Officers, SJR 1 (1940)

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The Washington Term Limits for County Officers Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 1, was on the November 5, 1940 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have repealed limits on the term numbers country officers may serve. The measure would have repealed Section 7 of Article XII of the Washington State Constitution.[1]

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Washington SJR 1 (1940)
Defeatedd No267,93856.25%
Yes 208,407 43.75%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

A Resolution amending the Constitution of the State of Washington by repealing section 7 of Article XI which section limits the tenure of county officers to two successive terms.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1940 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 12, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.