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Oregon City-County Consolidations, Measure 5 (1968)

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The Oregon City-County Consolidations Amendment, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 5, 1968 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided for the consolidation of city-county governments in counties having a city with more than 300,000 inhabitants.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1968)
Approveda Yes 393,789 58.58%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

5. GOVERNMENT CONSOLIDATION CITY-COUNTY OVER 300,000 - Purpose: Amends Section 2a, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution. This amendment would provide for the consolidation of city-county governments in counties having a city with more than 300,000 inhabitants. The Legislative Assembly is to provide by law the manner of consolidating the government so that is may function under one set of officers. Incorporation to be made under general laws providing for municipalities. Noninconsistent provisions of constitution are still applicable to cities and counties.


NO □ [2]



  • State Senator Glenn Huston[1]
  • State Representative E.G. “Fritzi” Chuinard
  • State Representative Bill Stevenson

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 29, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.