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{{tnr}}{{WAConstitution}}'''Amendment 32''', a {{lrcafull}} to the [[Washington State Constitution]], was on the [[Washington 1956 ballot measures#Washington|November 6, 1956]] ballot in the [[Washington|State of Washington]], where it was '''approved.''' 
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The '''Washington Vacancies in State Legislature Amendment''', also known as '''Senate Joint Resolution 14''', was on the [[1956 ballot measures#Washington| November 6, 1956 ballot]] in [[Washington]] as a {{lrcafull}}, where it was '''approved.''' The measure provided that vacancies in the [[Washington State Legislature|state legislature]] shall be filled by a country commissioner of the political party of the preceding legislator.<ref name=voterguide>[http://wsldocs.sos.wa.gov/library/docs/iii/charts/Voters%20Materials.htm ''Office of the Secretary of State'', "1956 Voters Pamphlet", accessed September 10, 2013]</ref> The measure amended [[Article II, Washington State Constitution#Section 15|Section 15 of Article I]] of the [[Washington Constitution]].<ref>[http://www.leg.wa.gov/LAWSANDAGENCYRULES/Pages/constitution.aspx ''Washington State Legislature'', "Washington State Constitution", accessed September 10, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Election results==
 
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Election results via: [http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/results_report.aspx?e=58&c=&c2=&t=&t2=5&p=&p2=&y= Washington Secretary of State]
  
 
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==Text of measure==
 
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:: ''See also: [[Article II, Washington State Constitution#Section 15|Washington State Constitution, Section 15 of Article II]]''
 
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The language that appeared on the ballot:<ref name=voterguide/>
Amendment 32 was the second time Washington's voters had changed [[Article II, Washington State Constitution#Section 15|Section 15 of Article II]] of the [[Washington State Constitution]].  It was the 32nd amendment approved to the (second) [[Washington State Constitution]] subsequent to its ratification in October 1889.
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{{Quote|FILLING VACANCIES IN STATE LEGISLATURE  
 
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Shall the 13th Amendment of the Constitution be amended to provide that vacancies in the Legislature shall be filled by the county commissioners from an approved list submitted by the county central committee of the political party of the preceding legislator; and in the event it be a joint district, from lists submitted by the state central committee for joint action by county commissioners involved; providing for failure to appoint within sixty days, the Governor shall fill vacancy from said list?}}
Section 15 of Article II was most recently amended in 2003.
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==Section 15 of Article II==
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===Original text===
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The original (1889) text of Section 15 said:
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:"WRITS OF ELECTION TO FILL VACANCIES - The governor shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies as may occur in either house of the legislature."
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===Amendment 13===
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:: ''[[Washington Legislative Vacancies Filled by County Commissioners, Amendment 13 (1930)]]''
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Amendment 13 amended Section 15 to say:
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:"VACANCIES IN LEGISLATURE - Such vacancies as may occur in either house of the legislature shall be filled by appointment by the board of county commissioners of the county in which the vacancy occurs, and the person so appointed shall hold office until his successor is elected at the next general election, and shall have qualified: Provided, That in case of a vacancy occurring in the office of joint senator, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the joint action of the boards of county commissioners of the counties composing the joint senatorial district."
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===Amendment 32===
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Once Amendment 32 was enacted in 1956, Section 15 said:
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:"VACANCIES IN LEGISLATURE AND IN PARTISAN COUNTY ELECTIVE OFFICE - Such vacancies as may occur in either house of the legislature or in any partisan county elective office shall be filled by appointment by the board of county commissioners of the county in which the vacancy occurs: Provided, That the person appointed to fill the vacancy must be from the same legislative district and the same political party as the legislator whose office has been vacated, and shall be one of three persons who shall be nominated by the county central committee of that party, and the person so appointed shall hold office until his successor is elected at the next general election, and shall have qualified: Provided, That in case of a vacancy occurring in the office of joint senator, or joint representative, the vacancy shall be filled from a list of three nominees selected by the state central committee, by appointment by the joint action of the boards of county commissioners of the counties composing the joint senatorial or joint representative district, the person appointed to fill the vacancy must be from the same legislative district and of the same political party as the legislator whose office has been vacated, and in case a majority of said county commissioners do not agree upon the appointment within sixty days after the vacancy occurs, the governor shall within thirty days thereafter, and from the list of nominees provided for herein, appoint a person who shall be from the same legislative district and of the same political party as the legislator whose office has been vacated."
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===Amendment 52===
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:: ''[[Washington Legislative Vacancies, SJR 24 (1968)]]''
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After Amendment 52 was enacted in 1968, Section 15 said:
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:"VACANCIES IN LEGISLATURE AND IN PARTISAN COUNTY ELECTIVE OFFICE - Such vacancies as may occur in either house of the legislature or in any partisan county elective office shall be filled by appointment by the board of county commissioners of the county in which the vacancy occurs: Provided, That the person appointed to fill the vacancy must be from the same legislative district, county or county commissioner district and the same political party as the legislator or partisan county elective officer whose office has been vacated, and shall be one of three persons who shall be nominated by the county central committee of that party, and in case a majority of said county commissioners do not agree upon the appointment within sixty days after the vacancy occurs, the governor shall within thirty days thereafter, and from the list of nominees provided for herein, appoint a person who shall be from the same legislative district, county or county commissioner district and of the same political party as the legislator or partisan county elective officer whose office has been vacated, and the person so appointed shall hold office until his successor is elected at the next general election, and shall have qualified: Provided, That in case of a vacancy occurring in the office of joint senator, or joint representative, the vacancy shall be filled from a list of three nominees selected by the state central committee, by appointment by the joint action of the boards of county commissioners of the counties composing the joint senatorial or joint representative district, the person appointed to fill the vacancy must be from the same legislative district and of the same political party as the legislator whose office has been vacated, and in case a majority of said county commissioners do not agree upon the appointment within sixty days after the vacancy occurs, the governor shall within thirty days thereafter, and from the list of nominees provided for herein, appoint a person who shall be from the same legislative district and of the same political party as the legislator whose office has been vacated."
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===Amendment 96===
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:: ''[[Washington Vacancies in Office, HJR 4206 (2003)]]''
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:"Such vacancies as may occur in either house of the legislature or in any partisan county elective office shall be filled by appointment by the county legislative authority of the county in which the vacancy occurs: Provided, That the person appointed to fill the vacancy must be from the same legislative district, county, or county commissioner or council district and the same political party as the legislator or partisan county elective officer whose office has been vacated, and shall be one of three persons who shall be nominated by the county central committee of that party, and in case a majority of the members of the county legislative authority do not agree upon the appointment within sixty days after the vacancy occurs, the governor shall within thirty days thereafter, and from the list of nominees provided for herein, appoint a person who shall be from the same legislative district, county, or county commissioner or council district and of the same political party as the legislator or partisan county elective officer whose office has been vacated, and the person so appointed shall hold office until his or her successor is elected at the next general election, and has qualified: Provided, That in case of a vacancy occurring after the general election in a year that the office appears on the ballot and before the start of the next term, the term of the successor who is of the same party as the incumbent may commence once he or she has qualified and shall continue through the term for which he or she was elected: Provided, That in case of a vacancy occurring in the office of joint senator, or joint representative, the vacancy shall be filled from a list of three nominees selected by the state central committee, by appointment by the joint action of the boards of county legislative authorities of the counties composing the joint senatorial or joint representative district, the person appointed to fill the vacancy must be from the same legislative district and of the same political party as the legislator whose office has been vacated, and in case a majority of the members of the county legislative authority do not agree upon the appointment within sixty days after the vacancy occurs, the governor shall within thirty days thereafter, and from the list of nominees provided for herein, appoint a person who shall be from the same legislative district and of the same political party as the legislator whose office has been vacated."
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==Text on the Ballot==
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FILLING VACANCIES IN STATE LEGISLATURE Shall the 13th Amendment of the Constitution be amended to provide that vacancies in the Legislature shall be filled by the county commissioners from an approved list submitted by the county central committee of the political party of the preceding legislator; and in the event it be a joint district, from lists submitted by the state central committee for joint action by county commissioners involved; providing for failure to appoint within sixty days, the Governor shall fill vacancy from said list?
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* [[Washington 1956 ballot measures]]
 
* [[List of Washington ballot measures]]
 
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* [[List of ballot measures by year]]
 
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* [http://wsldocs.sos.wa.gov/library/docs/osos/voterspamphlet54_56/voterspamphlet_1956_2006_002884.pdf Washington 1956 Voter Guide]
 
* [http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/results_report.aspx?e=58&c=&c2=&t=&t2=5&p=&p2=&y= Washington 1956 Election Results]
 
  
 
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The Washington Vacancies in State Legislature Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 14, was on the November 6, 1956 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided that vacancies in the state legislature shall be filled by a country commissioner of the political party of the preceding legislator.[1] The measure amended Section 15 of Article I of the Washington Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington SJR 14 (1956)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 454,199 60.77%
No293,15939.23%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 15 of Article II

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

FILLING VACANCIES IN STATE LEGISLATURE

Shall the 13th Amendment of the Constitution be amended to provide that vacancies in the Legislature shall be filled by the county commissioners from an approved list submitted by the county central committee of the political party of the preceding legislator; and in the event it be a joint district, from lists submitted by the state central committee for joint action by county commissioners involved; providing for failure to appoint within sixty days, the Governor shall fill vacancy from said list?

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