Washington Superior Court Judge Elections, SJR 6 (1966)

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The Washington Superior Court Judge Elections Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 6 was on the November 8, 1966 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure removed elections for Superior Court judges if only one candidate was entitled to appear on the ballot.[1] The measure amended Section 29 of Article IV of the Washington Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington SJR 6 (1966)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 635,318 80.05%
No158,29119.95%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 29 of Article IV

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall Article IV of the state constitution be amended to provide that where only one candidate has filed for a superior court judge position in a county of 100,000 or more inhabitants, or where after a contested primary in any county only one such candidate is entitled to appear on the general election ballot, certification of election shall issue to such candidate without a further election, unless a write-in campaign is to be conducted?[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1966 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.