Washington Legislative Vacancies, SJR 24 (1968)

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The Washington Handling Legislative Vacancies Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 24, was on the November 5, 1968 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure defined the qualifications necessary for an appointment to fill a vacancy in state or country offices.[1] The measure amended Section 15 of Article II and Section 6 of Article XI of the Washington State Constitution.[2]

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Washington SJR 24 (1968)
Approveda Yes 744,656 74.33%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 15 of Article II and Section 6 of Article XI

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the State Constitution be amended to provide for filling vacancies in legislative or partisan county elective offices as follows: (1) the county commissioners of the county affected shall appoint a person from the same legislative, county or county commissionaer district and political party as the officer whose office has been vacated; (2) On failure of the county commissioners to so appoint within sixty days, the governor shall within thirty days appoint a person similarly qualified?[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1968 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 27, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed August 27, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.