Washington Compensation of Elected Officials, Substitute SJR 9, Part 1 (1958)

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The Washington Compensation of Elected Officials Amendment, also known as Substitute Senate Joint Resolution 9, Part 1, was on the November 4, 1958 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided for the legislature to increase or decrease the compensation of all elected state and county officials. The measure would have repealed Section 13 of Article II and Section 1 of Article XXVIII of the Washington Constitution.[1]

Election results

Washington Sub SJR 9, Pt 1 (1958)
Defeatedd No539,48373.02%
Yes 199,361 26.98%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]


Shall the state constitution be amended to provide that the legislature may increase or decrease the compensation of all elected officials of the state and all elected officials of the counties and that any such change in compensation shall be effective immediately; subject to the people's power of referendum?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1958 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 10, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.