Washington Civil Service System, Initiative 101 (1936)

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The Washington Civil Service System Initiative, also known as Initiative 101, was on the November 3, 1936 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have established a civil service system for the state, counties, cities, schools, public libraries, parks and ports.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 101 (1936)
Defeatedd No300,27458.97%
Yes 208,904 41.03%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An act establishing a civil service system for the state, and for the counties, cities, ports, school and park districts, and public libraries of the state; providing for the appointment of civil service commissions therefor and a civil service system based upon examination, meritorious standard, efficiency and fitness for appointment, employment and promotion of all employees in the classified service of the state and such municipal subdivisions thereof; and regulating the transfer, reinstatement, suspension and discharge of all such employees subject thereto.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 101 was filed on January 14, 1936. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1936 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 13, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed September 13, 2013