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Washington Voter Qualifications for Presidential Elections, HJR 4 (1966)

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State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 46 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to the Washington State Constitution. It was on the November 8, 1966 ballot in the State of Washington, where it was approved.

Election results

Amendment 46
Approveda Yes 645,966 80.57%

Ballot question

Shall Article VI of the state constitution be amended to allow United States citizens meeting all constitutional qualifications for voting in the state, except for length of residence, to vote at a United States presidential election solely for presidential electors or for the office of president and vice president if they (1) Intend to make this state their permanent residence; and (2) Have resided in the state at least sixty days immediately preceding the particular presidential election?[1]

Constitutional changes

Amendment 46 added a new section, Section 1A to Article VI of the Washington State Constitution.

It was the 46th amendment approved to the Washington State Constitution subsequent to its adoption in 1889.

Section 1A says:

"In consideration of those citizens of the United States who become residents of the state of Washington during the year of a presidential election with the intention of making this state their permanent residence, this section is for the purpose of authorizing such persons who can meet all qualifications for voting as set forth in section 1 of this article, except for residence, to vote for presidential electors or for the office of President and Vice-President of the United States, as the case may be, but no other: Provided, That such persons have resided in the state at least sixty days immediately preceding the presidential election concerned.
The legislature shall establish the time, manner and place for such persons to cast such presidential ballots."

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

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