Washington Alien Residents Purchase of Lands, Amendment to Article II Sec. 33 (1914)

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The Washington Alien Residents Purchase of Lands Amendment, also known as Amendment to Article II, Section 33, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have enabled alien residents to purchase lands in the state. The measure would have amended Section 33 of Article II of the Washington State Constitution.[1]

Election results

Washington Amendment to Article II, Section 33 (1914)
Defeatedd No212,54279.42%
Yes 55,080 20.58%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An amendment of Section 33, Article 2 of the State Constitution, enabling alien residents of this state to acquire by purchase and hold lands lying within municipal corporations, and providing for the escheat of such lands to the common school fund in case the owner thereof becomes a non-resident of the state for the term of five year.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1914 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 20, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.