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Washington Women's Right to Vote, Amendment to Article VI, Sec. 9 (1898)

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The Women's Right to Vote Amendment, also known as Amendment to Article VI, Section 9, was on the November 8, 1898 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have granted women the right to vote. The measure would have amended Sections 9 of Article VI of the Washington State Constitution.[1][2]


Women gained the right to vote twelve years later through another ballot measure, the 1910 Amendment to Article VI.

Election results

Washington Amendment to Article VI, Section 9 (1898)
Defeatedd No33,85067.92%
Yes 15,986 32.08%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Proposed Amendment to Art. 6 of Constitution conferring Elective Franchise on Women.

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