The Washington Supermajority Requirement for Lotteries Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 5, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure repealed the prohibition against lotteries and instituted a requirement of a supermajority vote via the legislature or a ballot measure to conduct one. The measure amended Section 24 of Article II of the Washington State Constitution.
| Washington SJR 5 (1972)|
| Yes|| 787,251|| 61.67%|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
- See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 24 of Article II
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| Shall Article II, section 24 of the state constitution be amended to repeal the present total prohibition against any lottery of any sort to be conducted after there has been specific authorization by (1) an act of the legislature approved by sixty percent of the members of both houses or (2) an initiative or referendum approved by sixty percent of the electors voting thereon?
Artilce VII, section 2. The legislature shall never
((authorize any lottery or)) grant any divorce. Lotteries shall be prohibited except as specifically authorized upon the affirmative vote of sixty percent of the members of each house of the legislature or, notwithstanding any other provision of this Constitution, by referendum or initiative approved by a sixty percent affirmative vote of the electors voting thereon.