The Washington Voting Age of 19 Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 6, was on the November 3, 1970 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have reduced the voting age from 21 to 19. The measure would have amended Section 1 of Article VI of the Washington Constitution.
On July 1, 1971, the US Congress adopted Amendment 26 to the US Constitution, thus barring the federal and state governments from setting a voting age higher than eighteen. Washington's voting age was reduced to eighteen thereafter.
| Washington HJR 6 (1970)|
|Yes|| 473,029|| 45.33%|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| Shall Article VI, Section 1 of the state Constitution be amended to reduce from 21 years to 19 years the age at which an otherwise qualified person shall be entitled to vote and to remove currently inoperative language pertaining to the voting qualifications of certain citizens?