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{{tnr}}{{WAConstitution}}'''State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 12''' was a {{lrcafull}} to the [[Washington State Constitution]].  It was on the [[Washington 1924 ballot measures#Washington|November 4, 1924]] ballot in the [[Washington|State of Washington]], where it was '''approved.'''
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The '''Washington County Classifications for County Elections''', also known as '''Amendment to Article XI''', was on the [[1924 ballot measures#Washington| November 4, 1924 ballot]] in [[Washington]] as a {{lrcafull}}, where it was '''approved'''. The measure authorized the [[Washington State Legislature|state legislature]] to categorize counties by population to better define the responsibilities of county officers.<ref name=voterguide>[http://wsldocs.sos.wa.gov/library/docs/OSOS/voterspamphlet/voterspamphlet_1924_2006_001782.pdf ''Office of the Secretary of State'', "1924 Voters Pamphlet", accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The measure amended [[Article XI, Washington State Constitution#Section 5|Section 5 of Article XI]] of the [[Washington State Constitution]].<ref>[http://www.leg.wa.gov/LawsAndAgencyRules/Constitution.htm ''Washington State Legislator'', "Washington State Constitution", accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Election results==
 
==Election results==
 
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Election results via: [http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/results_report.aspx?e=112&c=&c2=&t=&t2=5&p=&p2=&y= Washington Secretary of State]
  
Amendment 12 amended [[Article XI, Washington State Constitution#Section 5|Article XI, Section 5]] of the [[Washington State Constitution]].
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==Text of measure==
 
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::''See also: [[Article XI, Washington State Constitution#Section 5|Washington State Constitution, Section 5 of Article XI]]
It was the 12th amendment approved to the [[Washington State Constitution]] subsequent to its adoption in 1889.
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The language that appeared on the ballot:<ref name=voterguide/>
 
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{{Quote|An Amendment of section 5, article XI of the State Constitution relating to county officers, by providing that the legislature may classify counties by population and provide for the election of officers in certain classes of counties who shall perform the duties of two or more county officers.}}
==Before Amendment 12==
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Before Amendment 12 passed in 1924, Section 5 of Article XI said:
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:"ELECTION AND COMPENSATION OF COUNTY OFFICERS -- The legislature by general and uniform laws shall provide for the election in the several counties of boards of county commissioners, sheriffs, county clerks, treasurers, prosecuting attorneys, and other county, township or precinct and district officers as public convenience may require, and shall prescribe their duties, and fix their terms of office. It shall regulate the compensation of all such officers, in proportion to their duties, and for that purpose may classify the counties by population. And it shall provide for the strict accountability of such officers for all fees which may be collected by them, and for all public moneys which may be paid to them, or officially come into their possession."
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==Amendment 12==
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When Amendment 12 was enacted, Section 5 of Article XI said:
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:"COUNTY GOVERNMENT -- The legislature, by general and uniform laws, shall provide for the election in the several counties of boards of county commissioners, sheriffs, county clerks, treasurers, prosecuting attorneys and other county, township or precinct and district officers, as public convenience may require, and shall prescribe their duties, and fix their terms of office: Provided, That the legislature may, by general laws, classify the counties by population and provide for the election in certain classes of counties certain officers who shall exercise the powers and perform the duties of two or more officers. It shall regulate the compensation of all such officers, in proportion to their duties, and for that purpose may classify the counties by population. And it shall provide for the strict accountability of such officers for all fees which may be collected by them and for all public moneys which may be paid to them, or officially come into their possession."
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==After Amendment 12==
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In 1972, Section 5 of Article XI was changed again, when [[State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 57 (1972)|Amendment 57]] passed.  Amendment 57 amended Section 5 to say:
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:"County Government. The legislature, by general and uniform laws, shall provide for the election in the several counties of boards of county commissioners, sheriffs, county clerks, treasurers, prosecuting attorneys and other county, township or precinct and district officers, as public convenience may require, and shall prescribe their duties, and fix their terms of office: Provided, That the legislature may, by general laws, classify the counties by population and provide for the election in certain classes of counties certain officers who shall exercise the powers and perform the duties of two or more officers. It shall regulate the compensation of all such officers, in proportion to their duties, and for that purpose may classify the counties by population: Provided, That it may delegate to the legislative authority of the counties the right to prescribe the salaries of its own members and the salaries of other county officers. And it shall provide for the strict accountability of such officers for all fees which may be collected by them and for all public moneys which may be paid to them, or officially come into their possession."
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==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[Washington 1924 ballot measures]]
 
* [[1924 ballot measures]]
 
* [[List of Washington ballot measures]]
 
* [[List of ballot measures by year]]
 
* [[List of ballot measures by state]]
 
 
 
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*[[Washington 1924 ballot measures]]
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* [http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/results_search.aspx State of Washington ballot measure election results]
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* [http://wsldocs.sos.wa.gov/library/docs/iii/charts/Voters%20Materials.htm State of Washington 1924 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet]
 
* [http://www.leg.wa.gov/LawsAndAgencyRules/Constitution.htm Washington State Constitution]
 
* [http://www.leg.wa.gov/LawsAndAgencyRules/Constitution.htm Washington State Constitution]
* [http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/results_report.aspx?e=112&c=&c2=&t=&t2=5&p=&p2=&y= Washington 1924 Election Results]
 
* [http://wsldocs.sos.wa.gov/library/docs/OSOS/voterspamphlet/voterspamphlet_1924_2006_001782.pdf Washington 1924 Voter Guide]
 
  
 
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The Washington County Classifications for County Elections, also known as Amendment to Article XI, was on the November 4, 1924 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure authorized the state legislature to categorize counties by population to better define the responsibilities of county officers.[1] The measure amended Section 5 of Article XI of the Washington State Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington Amendment to Article XI (1924)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 137,093 51.52%
No129,00348.48%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 5 of Article XI

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

An Amendment of section 5, article XI of the State Constitution relating to county officers, by providing that the legislature may classify counties by population and provide for the election of officers in certain classes of counties who shall perform the duties of two or more county officers.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1924 Voters Pamphlet", accessed September 16, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislator, "Washington State Constitution", accessed September 16, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.