Washington Voters' Pamphlet, SJR 9 (1962)

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The Washington Act to Publicize Laws and Amendments or Amendment 36, a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to the Washington State Constitution, was on the November 6, 1962 ballot in the State of Washington, where it was approved.

Amendment 36 was a change to Section 1 of Article II of the Washington State Constitution. It was the 36th amendment approved to the (second) Washington State Constitution subsequent to its ratification in October 1889.

Amendment 36 added subsection (e) to Section 1:

"(e) The legislature shall provide methods of publicity of all laws or parts of laws, and amendments to the Constitution referred to the people with arguments for and against the laws and amendments so referred. The secretary of state shall send one copy of the publication to each individual place of residence in the state and shall make such additional distribution as he shall determine necessary to reasonably assure that each voter will have an opportunity to study the measures prior to election. These provisions supersede the provisions set forth in the last paragraph of section 1 of this article as amended by the seventh amendment to the Constitution of this state."

Election results

Amendment 36
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 484,666 60.60%
No315,08839.40%

Ballot question


Shall Article II, Section 1, Amendment 7 of the State Constitution which presently directs the Secretary of State to send each registered voter a copy of the voters' pamphlet (a publication containing the laws and constitutional amendments referred to the people together with arguments for and against each measure) be amended so as to require only mailing to each individual place of residence, together with such other distribution as the Secretary of State deems necessary?

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