Washington Water for Public Use, Amendment to Article XXI Sec. 1 (1906)

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The Washington Water for Public Use Amendment, also known as Amendment to Article XXI, Section 1, was on the November 6, 1906 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have deemed water usage for irrigation, mining, manufacturing and timber products a public use.[1] The measure would have amended Section 1 of Article XXI of the Washington State Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington Amendment to Article XXI, Section 1 (1906)
Defeatedd No20,25852.32%
Yes 18,462 47.68%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

Proposed amendment to Article XXI, Section one (1), of the constitution, which reads: Sec. 1. The use of the waters of this state for irrigation, mining, manufacturing purposes, and for the removal of timber products, shall be deemed a public use.[3]

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  1. The San Juan Islander, "Notice of Nominations," October 27, 1906
  2. 2.0 2.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "November 1906 General Election," accessed September 20, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.