Washington Initiative Signatures, SJR 4 (1956)

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Amendment 30, a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to the Washington State Constitution, was on the November 6, 1956 ballot in the State of Washington, where it was approved. Amendment 30 was later stricken from the constitution via Amendment 72 in 1981.

Election results

Amendment 30
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 413,107 54.03%
No351,51845.97%

Amendment 30 added Section 1(a) to Article II of the Washington State Constitution. It was the 30th amendment approved to the (second) Washington State Constitution subsequent to its ratification in October 1889.

The language added by Amendment 30 said:

"INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM, SIGNATURES REQUIRED - Hereafter, the number of valid signatures of legal voters required upon a petition for an initiative measure shall be equal to eight per centum of the number of voters registered and voting for the office of governor at the last preceding regular gubernatorial election. Hereafter, the number of valid signatures of legal voters required upon a petition for a referendum of an act of the legislature or any part thereof, shall be equal to four per centum of the number of voters registered and voting for the office of governor at the last preceding regular gubernatorial election. These provisions supersede the requirements specified in section 1 of this article as amended by the seventh amendment to the Constitution of this state."

Text on the Ballot

INCREASING SIGNATURES: INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM Shall a new section be added to Article II of the Constitution which will supersede requirements specified in Section 1 thereof by providing that the valid signatures of eight per centum of the number of registered voters voting for Governor in the last election shall be necessary to certify an initiative and that four per centum shall be necessary to certify a referendum of an act of the Legislature?

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