Washington City Charters, SJR 1 (1964)

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The Washington City Charters Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 1, was on the November 3, 1964 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure permitted any city with 10,000 or more inhabitants to frame a charter for its own government.[1] The measure amended Section 10 of Article XI of the Washington Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington SJR 1 (1964)
Approveda Yes 687,016 72.31%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 10 of Article XI

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall Article XI, section 10, of the State Constitution, which provides for the incorporation, organization and classification of cities, and allows certain cities to frame charters for their own government consistent with general state laws, be amended in the following respects:
(1) Changing from 20,000 to 10,000 the minimum population of cities which may frame such charters;
(2) Changing newspaper publication requirements for proposed charters;
(3) Providing that notices of elections be given as required by law?[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1964 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 28, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed August 28, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.