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Oregon County Purchase or Leasing of Property, Measure 4 (1968)

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The Oregon County Purchase or Leasing of Property Amendment, also known as Measure 4, was on the November 5, 1968 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure would have broadened constitutional county debt limitations so as to authorize the purchase or leasing of property for not more than 10 years.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 4 (1968)
Defeatedd No348,86651.27%
Yes 331,617 48.73%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

4. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BROADENING COUNTY DEBT LIMITATION - Purpose: Broadens present county constitutional debt limitation so as to authorize agreements to purchase or lease real or personal property for a period not to exceed 10 years. Agreements entered into by a county must be made pursuant to law and for a public purpose.


NO □ [2]



  • State Senator Donald R. Husband[1]
  • State Representative Bill Bradley
  • State Representative Gerald W. Detering

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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.