Washington Legislative Vacancies Filled by County Commissioners, HJR 13 (1930)

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The Legislative Vacancies by County Commissioners Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 13, was on the November 4, 1930 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided that state legislative vacancies to be filled by county commissioners appointed by boards of county commissioners.[1] The measure amended Section 15 of Article II of the Washington State Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington HJR 13 (1930)
Approveda Yes 133,255 60.33%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 15 of Article II

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Amendment of section 15, Article II of the state constitution relating to vacancies in the legislature, by providing that such vacancies shall be filled by appointment by boards of county commissioners, and prescribing the tenure of office of persons so appointed.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1930 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 13, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed September 13, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.