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Senate Joint Resolution 8200

Election Results

Option Votes Pct
Approved 86,733 58.49%
Rejected 61,565 41.51%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

About The Measure

As currently written, one portion of the state constitution provides for “continuity of governmental operations in periods of emergency resulting from enemy attack.” If a simple majority of voters approve Resolution 8200 on Nov. 5, the section will be broadened so that continuity is ensured not only in case of attack but also in case of “catastrophic incidents.”

Complete Coverage

Amendment giving special powers to Legislature in case of catastrophe approved

If “The Big One” hits, the Legislature likely will have special emergency powers to respond.

‘It’s about The Big One’: Amendment would give state Legislature broad powers in case of catastrophe

Constitutional amendment would expand legislative powers in catastrophic incidents.