Washington Governor Vacancy Limitation, Referendum 35 (1975)

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The Washington Governor Vacancy Limitation Bill, also known as Referendum 35, was on the November 4, 1975 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have mandated that the governor fill U.S. Senate vacancies with individuals of the same political party as the incumbent.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 35 (1975)
Defeatedd No501,89453.82%
Yes 430,642 46.18%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

Shall the Governor, in filling U.S. Senate vacancies, be limited to the same political party as the former incumbent?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1975 Voters Pamphlet", accessed August 23, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.