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November 1940 General

Initiative to the People 139
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For25331841.13%
Against36250858.87%
Ballot Title:
An Act requiring voters' approval of bonds, securities, or other financial obligations to be issued, assumed, or incurred by any public utility district for the purpose of financing the acquisition of property for use in supplying public utility service, and of the proposed plan or system pursuant to which such property is to be acquried and used; providing for the manner of submitting such propositions to the voters at elections; specifying the minimum vote required on such propositions; and making similar provision for pending condemnation actions or proceedings to acquire such property before incurring indebtedness.
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Initiative to the People 141
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For35800958.04%
Against25881941.96%
Ballot Title:
An Act providing a minimum of $40 monthly to senior citizens over the age of 65 years; defining incomes; naming eligibility; conforming state and federal matching funds and age limit; providing for age and length of residence; providing for the investigation of applicants by either the Department of Social Security or other department designated by the legislature; providing for a fair hearing before the director and for appeals to the courts and introduction of new testimony; providing for burial expenses and other care; making all records confidential; abolishing liens on propery; repealing all other acts in conflict herewith.
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Referendum Bill 5
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For39063972.28%
Against14984327.72%
Ballot Title:
An act relating to taxation; limiting the aggregate annual rate of levy on real and personal property for state, county, city or town, school district and road district purposes to forty mills; limiting the levy for the state to two mills to be used exclusively for the support of the University of Washington, Washington State College and the Normal Schools; limiting the levy by counties, cities and towns, school districts and road districts to certain designated maximums; excepting port or power districts from the operation of the act; and providing that additional levies may be made as therein provided.
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Senate Joint Resolution 1
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For20840743.75%
Against26793856.25%
Ballot Title:
A Resolution amending the Constitution of the State of Washington by repealing section 7 of Article XI which section limits the tenure of county officers to two successive terms.
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Senate Joint Resolution 8
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For25504757.45%
Against18892942.55%
Ballot Title:
A resolution amending Section 11, Article XII of State Constitution authorizing legilature to provide that stockholders of banks organized under laws of this state which shall provide and furnish, through membership in Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other instrumentality of the United States Government, insurance or security for payment of debts equivalent to requirements furnished by national banks be relieved from personal liability to same extent as stockholders in national banks, under federal law.
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House Joint Resolution 13
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For18347841.39%
Against25984258.61%
Ballot Title:
A RESOLUTION amending Article III of the State Constitution by adding a new section, to be known as Section 26, Providing that the people, by initiative, or the legislature by appropriate enactment, may fix, change, raise or lower the salary of any constitutional officer of the state, including members of the legislature, but limiting the salary of legislators to fifty dollars per month, and repealing all constitutional salary limitations.
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