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Washington Legislative Reapportionment and Redistricting, Initiative 211 (1962)

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A Legislative Reapportionment and Redistricting Initiative or I-211, an Initiative to the People, was on the November 6, 1962 ballot in the State of Washington, where it was defeated.

I-211 was sponsored by the League of Women Voters. It was an attempt to set boundaries for the election districts of members of the Washington State Legislature.[1]

Critics said the measure would give King County undue representation in the state's legislature.[1]

Election results

Initiative 211
Defeatedd No441,08552.67%
Yes 396,419 47.33%

Ballot summary

AN ACT Relating to the State Legislature and legislative districts; defining the boundaries of all state legislative districts; changing the boundaries and population of most districts; renumbering some districts; providing for the number of legislators and their allocation to such legislative districts; and repealing existing legislative apportionment and districting laws in conflict therewith.

Path to the ballot

The language for the measure was filed on January 8, 1962 by the League of Women Voters of Washington.

Signatures were submitted and the Washington Secretary of State deemed that there were sufficient signatures to put I-211 to a vote of the people.

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