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{{tnr}}{{WAConstitution}}'''State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 31''' was a {{lrcafull}} to the [[Washington State Constitution]].  It 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 Successive Terms for State Treasurers Amendment''', also known as '''Senate Joint Resolution 6''', was on the [[1956 ballot measures#Washington| November 6, 1956 ballot]] in [[Washington]] as a {{lrcafull}}, where it was '''approved.''' The measure removed the constitutional limitation on the term limits of [[Washington Treasurer|state treasurers]].<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 III, Washington State Constitution#Section 25|Section 25 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==
 
==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 III, Washington State Constitution#Section 25|Washington State Constitution, Section 25 of Article II]]''
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The language appeared on the ballot as:<ref name=voterguide/>
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{{Quote|SUCCESSIVE TERMS FOR STATE TREASURER
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Shall Article III, Section 25, of the Constitution be amended to remove the present restriction prohibiting the state treasurer from being elected for more than one successive term?}}
  
Amendment 31 amended [[Article III, Washington State Constitution#Section 25|Article I, Section 25]] of the [[Washington State Constitution]].  It was the 31st amendment approved to the [[Washington State Constitution]] subsequent to its adoption in 1889.
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It changed Section 25 to say this:
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:"No person, except a citizen of the United States and a qualified elector of this state, shall be eligible to hold any state office. The compensation for state officers shall not be increased or diminished during the term for which they shall have been elected. The legislature may in its discretion abolish the offices of the lieutenant governor, auditor and commissioner of public lands."
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Prior to Amendment 31's approval, Section 25 of Article III said:
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:"No person, except a citizen of the United States and a qualified elector of this state, shall be eligible to hold any state office, and the state treasurer shall be ineligible for the term succeeding that for which he was elected. The compensation for state officers shall not be increased or diminished during the term for which they shall have been elected. The legislature may in its discretion abolish the offices of the lieutenant governor, auditor and commissioner of public lands."
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==Text on the Ballot==
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SUCCESSIVE TERMS FOR STATE TREASURER Shall Article III, Section 25, of the Constitution be amended to remove the present restriction prohibiting the state treasurer from being elected for more than one successive term?
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* [[Washington 1956 ballot measures]]
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* [[List of Washington ballot measures]]
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*[[Washington 1956 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 1956 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet]
  
* [http://www.leg.wa.gov/LawsAndAgencyRules/Constitution.htm Washington State Constitution]
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==References==
* [http://wsldocs.sos.wa.gov/library/docs/osos/voterspamphlet54_56/voterspamphlet_1956_2006_002884.pdf Washington 1956 Voter Guide]
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The Washington Successive Terms for State Treasurers Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 6, was on the November 6, 1956 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure removed the constitutional limitation on the term limits of state treasurers.[1] The measure amended Section 25 of Article I of the Washington Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington SJR 6 (1956)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 411,453 52.32%
No374,90547.68%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 25 of Article II

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

SUCCESSIVE TERMS FOR STATE TREASURER

Shall Article III, Section 25, of the Constitution be amended to remove the present restriction prohibiting the state treasurer from being elected for more than one successive term?[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1956 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 10, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed September 10, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.