Washington Voting Age of 19, HJR 6 (1970)
The Washington Voting Age of 19 Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 6, was on the November 3, 1970 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have reduced the voting age from 21 to 19. The measure would have amended Section 1 of Article VI of the Washington Constitution.
On July 1, 1971, the US Congress adopted Amendment 26 to the US Constitution, thus barring the federal and state governments from setting a voting age higher than eighteen. Washington's voting age was reduced to eighteen thereafter.
|Washington HJR 6 (1970)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Shall Article VI, Section 1 of the state Constitution be amended to reduce from 21 years to 19 years the age at which an otherwise qualified person shall be entitled to vote and to remove currently inoperative language pertaining to the voting qualifications of certain citizens?||”|
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1970 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- Office of the Secretary of State, "1970 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 26, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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