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{{WAConstitution}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Article XXII''' of the [[Washington State Constitution]] is labeled '''Legislative Apportionment.'''  It includes sections 1 and 2, for a total of two sections.
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{{WAConstitution}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Article XXII''' of the [[Washington State Constitution]] is labeled '''Legislative Apportionment.'''  It has two sections.
  
 
==Section 1==
 
==Section 1==
  
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'''Senatorial Apportionment.'''
 
'''Senatorial Apportionment.'''
  
Until otherwise provided by law, the state shall be divided into twenty-four (24) senatorial districts, and said districts shall be constituted and numbered as follows: The counties of Stevens and Spokane shall constitute the first district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Spokane shall constitute the second district, and be entitled to three senators; the county of Lincoln shall constitute the third district, and be entitled to one senator; the counties of Okanogan, Lincoln, Adams and Franklin shall constitute the fourth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Whitman shall constitute the fifth district, and be entitled to three senators; the counties of Garfield and Asotin shall constitute the sixth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Columbia shall constitute the seventh district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Walla Walla shall constitute the eighth district, and be entitled to two senators; the counties of Yakima and Douglas shall constitute the ninth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Kittitas shall constitute the tenth district and be entitled to one senator; the counties of Klickitat, and Skamania shall constitute the eleventh district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Clarke shall constitute the twelfth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Cowlitz shall constitute the thirteenth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Lewis shall constitute the fourteenth district, and be entitled to one senator; the counties of Pacific and Wahkiakum shall constitute the fifteenth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Thurston shall constitute the sixteenth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Chehalis shall constitute the seventeenth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Pierce shall constitute the eighteenth district, and be entitled to three senators; the county of King shall constitute the nineteenth district, and be entitled to five senators; the counties of Mason and Kitsap shall constitute the twentieth district, and be entitled to one senator; the counties of Jefferson, Clallam and San Juan shall constitute the twenty-first district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Snohomish shall constitute the twenty-second district, and shall be entitled to one senator; the counties of Skagit and Island shall constitute the twenty-third district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Whatcom shall constitute the twenty-fourth district, and be entitled to one senator.
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Until otherwise provided by law, the state shall be divided into twenty-four (24) senatorial districts, and said districts shall be constituted and numbered as follows: The counties of Stevens and Spokane shall constitute the first district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Spokane shall constitute the second district, and be entitled to three senators; the county of Lincoln shall constitute the third district, and be entitled to one senator; the counties of Okanogan, Lincoln, Adams and Franklin shall constitute the fourth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Whitman shall constitute the fifth district, and be entitled to three senators; the counties of Garfield and Asotin shall constitute the sixth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Columbia shall constitute the seventh district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Walla Walla shall constitute the eighth district, and be entitled to two senators; the counties of Yakima and Douglas shall constitute the ninth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Kittitas shall constitute the tenth district and be entitled to one senator; the counties of Klickitat, and Skamania shall constitute the eleventh district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Clarke shall constitute the twelfth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Cowlitz shall constitute the thirteenth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Lewis shall constitute the fourteenth district, and be entitled to one senator; the counties of Pacific and Wahkiakum shall constitute the fifteenth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Thurston shall constitute the sixteenth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Chehalis shall constitute the seventeenth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Pierce shall constitute the eighteenth district, and be entitled to three senators; the county of King shall constitute the nineteenth district, and be entitled to five senators; the counties of Mason and Kitsap shall constitute the twentieth district, and be entitled to one senator; the counties of Jefferson, Clallam and San Juan shall constitute the twenty-first district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Snohomish shall constitute the twenty-second district, and shall be entitled to one senator; the counties of Skagit and Island shall constitute the twenty-third district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Whatcom shall constitute the twenty-fourth district, and be entitled to one senator.<ref name="wa">[http://www.leg.wa.gov/LAWSANDAGENCYRULES/Pages/constitution.aspx ''Washington State Legislature'', "Washington Constitution," accessed March 30, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Section 2==  
 
==Section 2==  
  
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'''Apportionment of Representatives.'''
 
'''Apportionment of Representatives.'''
  
Until otherwise provided by law the representatives shall be divided among the several counties of the state in the following manner; the county of Adams shall have one representative; the county of Asotin shall have one representative; the county of Chehalis shall have two representatives; the county of Clarke shall have three representatives; the county of Clallam shall have one representative; the county of Columbia shall have two representatives; the county of Cowlitz shall have one representative; the county of Douglas shall have one representative; the county of Franklin shall have one representative; the county of Garfield shall have one representative; the county of Island shall have one representative; the county of Jefferson shall have two representatives; the county of King shall have eight representatives; the county of Klickitat shall have two representatives; the county of Kittitas shall have two representatives; the county of Kitsap shall have one representative; the county of Lewis shall have two representatives; the county of Lincoln shall have two representatives; the county of Mason shall have one representative; the county of Okanogan shall have one representative; the county of Pacific shall have one representative; the county of Pierce shall have six representatives; the county of San Juan shall have one representative; the county of Skamania shall have one representative; the county of Snohomish shall have two representatives; the county of Skagit shall have two representatives; the county of Spokane shall have six representatives; the county of Stevens shall have one representative; the county of Thurston shall have two representatives; the county of Walla Walla shall have three representatives; the county of Wahkiakum shall have one representative; the county of Whatcom shall have two representatives; the county of Whitman shall have five representatives; the county of Yakima shall have one representative.
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Until otherwise provided by law the representatives shall be divided among the several counties of the state in the following manner;  
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:the county of Adams shall have one representative;  
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:the county of Asotin shall have one representative;  
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:the county of Chehalis shall have two representatives;  
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:the county of Clarke shall have three representatives;  
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:the county of Clallam shall have one representative;  
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:the county of Columbia shall have two representatives;  
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:the county of Cowlitz shall have one representative;  
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:the county of Douglas shall have one representative;  
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:the county of Franklin shall have one representative;  
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:the county of Garfield shall have one representative;  
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:the county of Island shall have one representative;  
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:the county of Jefferson shall have two representatives;  
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:the county of King shall have eight representatives;  
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:the county of Klickitat shall have two representatives;  
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:the county of Kittitas shall have two representatives;
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:the county of Kitsap shall have one representative;
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:the county of Lewis shall have two representatives;  
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:the county of Lincoln shall have two representatives;  
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:the county of Mason shall have one representative;  
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:the county of Okanogan shall have one representative;  
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:the county of Pacific shall have one representative;  
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:the county of Pierce shall have six representatives;  
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:the county of San Juan shall have one representative;  
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:the county of Skamania shall have one representative;  
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:the county of Snohomish shall have two representatives;  
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:the county of Skagit shall have two representatives;  
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:the county of Spokane shall have six representatives;
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:the county of Stevens shall have one representative;  
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:the county of Thurston shall have two representatives;  
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:the county of Walla Walla shall have three representatives;  
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:the county of Wahkiakum shall have one representative;  
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:the county of Whatcom shall have two representatives;  
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:the county of Whitman shall have five representatives;  
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:the county of Yakima shall have one representative.<ref name="wa"/>
  
 
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''Districts and apportionment: Chapter 44.07D RCW.''
 
''Districts and apportionment: Chapter 44.07D RCW.''
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==See also==
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* [[State constitution]]
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* [[Constitutional article]]
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* [[Constitutional amendment]]
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* [[Constitutional revision]]
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* [[Constitutional convention]]
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* [[Amendment|Amendments]]
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** [[Initiated constitutional amendment]]
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** [[Legislatively-referred constitutional amendment]]
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** [[Publication requirements for proposed state constitutional amendments]]
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** [[Rules about constitutional conventions in state constitutions]]
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** [[State constitutional articles governing state legislatures]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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* [http://www.leg.wa.gov/LAWSANDAGENCYRULES/Pages/constitution.aspx ''Washington State Legislature'', "Washington Constitution"]
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* [http://www.secstate.wa.gov/history/publications_view_pdf.aspx?i=SL_knapporigin/SL_knapporigin.pdf ''Washington State SOS'', "The Origin of the Constitution of the State of Washington"]
  
* [http://www.leg.wa.gov/LawsAndAgencyRules/Constitution.htm Washington State Constitution]
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==Additional reading==
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* [http://www.amazon.com/The-Washington-State-Constitution-Constitutions/dp/0313274649 Utter, Robert F., and Hugh D. Spitzer. (2002). ''The Washington State Constitution: A Reference Guide'', Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing]
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* [http://www.amazon.com/Washington-Constitution-Oxford-Commentaries-Constitutions/dp/0199946167 Utter, Robert F., and Hugh D. Spitzer. (2013). ''The Washington State Constitution'', New York, New York: Oxford University Press]
  
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==References==
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Article XXII of the Washington State Constitution is labeled Legislative Apportionment. It has two sections.

Section 1

Text of Section 1:

Senatorial Apportionment.

Until otherwise provided by law, the state shall be divided into twenty-four (24) senatorial districts, and said districts shall be constituted and numbered as follows: The counties of Stevens and Spokane shall constitute the first district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Spokane shall constitute the second district, and be entitled to three senators; the county of Lincoln shall constitute the third district, and be entitled to one senator; the counties of Okanogan, Lincoln, Adams and Franklin shall constitute the fourth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Whitman shall constitute the fifth district, and be entitled to three senators; the counties of Garfield and Asotin shall constitute the sixth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Columbia shall constitute the seventh district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Walla Walla shall constitute the eighth district, and be entitled to two senators; the counties of Yakima and Douglas shall constitute the ninth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Kittitas shall constitute the tenth district and be entitled to one senator; the counties of Klickitat, and Skamania shall constitute the eleventh district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Clarke shall constitute the twelfth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Cowlitz shall constitute the thirteenth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Lewis shall constitute the fourteenth district, and be entitled to one senator; the counties of Pacific and Wahkiakum shall constitute the fifteenth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Thurston shall constitute the sixteenth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Chehalis shall constitute the seventeenth district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Pierce shall constitute the eighteenth district, and be entitled to three senators; the county of King shall constitute the nineteenth district, and be entitled to five senators; the counties of Mason and Kitsap shall constitute the twentieth district, and be entitled to one senator; the counties of Jefferson, Clallam and San Juan shall constitute the twenty-first district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Snohomish shall constitute the twenty-second district, and shall be entitled to one senator; the counties of Skagit and Island shall constitute the twenty-third district, and be entitled to one senator; the county of Whatcom shall constitute the twenty-fourth district, and be entitled to one senator.[1]

Districts and apportionment: Chapter 44.07D RCW.

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

Apportionment of Representatives.

Until otherwise provided by law the representatives shall be divided among the several counties of the state in the following manner;

the county of Adams shall have one representative;
the county of Asotin shall have one representative;
the county of Chehalis shall have two representatives;
the county of Clarke shall have three representatives;
the county of Clallam shall have one representative;
the county of Columbia shall have two representatives;
the county of Cowlitz shall have one representative;
the county of Douglas shall have one representative;
the county of Franklin shall have one representative;
the county of Garfield shall have one representative;
the county of Island shall have one representative;
the county of Jefferson shall have two representatives;
the county of King shall have eight representatives;
the county of Klickitat shall have two representatives;
the county of Kittitas shall have two representatives;
the county of Kitsap shall have one representative;
the county of Lewis shall have two representatives;
the county of Lincoln shall have two representatives;
the county of Mason shall have one representative;
the county of Okanogan shall have one representative;
the county of Pacific shall have one representative;
the county of Pierce shall have six representatives;
the county of San Juan shall have one representative;
the county of Skamania shall have one representative;
the county of Snohomish shall have two representatives;
the county of Skagit shall have two representatives;
the county of Spokane shall have six representatives;
the county of Stevens shall have one representative;
the county of Thurston shall have two representatives;
the county of Walla Walla shall have three representatives;
the county of Wahkiakum shall have one representative;
the county of Whatcom shall have two representatives;
the county of Whitman shall have five representatives;
the county of Yakima shall have one representative.[1]

Districts and apportionment: Chapter 44.07D RCW.

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