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Washington Women's Right to Vote, Amendment to Article VI Sec. 1 (1910)

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The Washington Women's Right to Vote Amendment, also known as Amendment to Article VI, Section 1, was on the November 8, 1910 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure mandated that women have the right to vote.[1] The measure amended Sections 1 of Article VI of the Washington State Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington Amendment to Article VI, Section 1 (1910)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 52,299 63.8%
No29,67636.2%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

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

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Proposed amendment to Article VI of the Constitution relating to the qualifications of voters within this state?

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:[2]

Section 1. All persons of the age of twenty-one years or over, possessing the following qualifications, shall be entitled to vote at all elections: They shall be citizens of the United States; they shall have lived in the state one year, and in the county ninety days, and in the city, town, ward or precinct thirty days immediately preceding the election at which they offer to vote; they shall be able to read and speak the English language: Provided, That Indians not taxed shall never be allowed the elective franchise: And further provided, That this amendment shall not affect the rights of franchise of any person who is now a qualified elector of this state. The legislative authority shall enact laws defining the manner of ascertaining the qualifications of voters as to their ability to read and speak the English language, and providing for punishment of persons voting or registering in violation of the provision of this section. There shall be no denial of the elective franchise at any election on account of sex.

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