Washington 1940 ballot measures
- Two of the measures were Initiatives to the People.
- One of the measures was a legislatively-referred state statute.
- Three of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Three of the measures were approved and three were defeated.
On the ballot
|ITP||Initiative 139||Utilities||Requires voter approval for the issuance of bonds, securities, or other financial obligations to public utility districts||
|ITP||Initiative 141||Welfare||Provides a $40 monthly grant to those over 65 years of age||
|LRSS||Referendum 5||Taxes||Limits the aggregate annual rate of levy on real and personal property for state, county, city or town, school district and road district purposes to forty mills and limited the tax levy for public universities to two mills||
|SJR 1||Term Limits||Repeals the limitations against county officers holding more than two successive terms||
|SJR 8||Business||Provided that stockholders of banks organized under the laws of Washington be relieved from personal liability to the same extent as stockholders in national banks||
|HJR 13||Gov't Salaries||Allows voters or the legislature to increase, decrease, or fix the salaries of state officers||
State of Washington
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Commissioner of Insurance | Director of Agriculture | Commissioner of Public Lands | Director of Labor and Industries | Chairman of Utilities and Transportation |