The Washington Civil Service for Sheriff's Employees, Initiative 23
, was on the November 4, 1958 general election ballot
, where it was approved.
Sponsors filed signatures on December 5, 1956 to qualify it as an Initiative to the Legislature. When the legislature did not take action on the proposed legislation, as provided by the Washington State Constitution, the measure was placed on the ballot.
| Initiative 23|
| Yes|| 539,640|| 65.1%|
Text on the Ballot
CIVIL SERVICE FOR SHERIFF'S EMPLOYEES An act providing civil service status for certain employees of the various county sheriffs; creating civil service commissions to administer the act; and setting forth their powers and duties; excepting certain employees therefrom; listing grounds for dismissal, censure or disciplining of employees within the act; forbidding sheriff's employees to engage in any political activity or to contribute to political funds; making county commissioners responsible for funds to administer the act; and providing penalties for violations thereof.