Washington Supreme Court Elections, Substitute SJR 8210 (1995)

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The Washington Supreme Court Elections Amendment, also known as Substitute Senate Joint Resolution 8210, was on the November 7, 1995 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure reduced the number of judges on the Supreme Court and provided for the election of the Chief Justice by the Washington Supreme Court.[1] The measure amended Section 3 of Article IV of the Washington Constitution.[2]

Election Results

Washington Sub. SJR 8210 (1995)
Approveda Yes 723,297 57.88%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 3 of Article IV

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the selection process for chief justice be changed, and a constitutional process for reducing the supreme court be adopted?[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 'Office of the Secretary of State, "1995 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 30, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed August 30, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.