Oregon Creation and Jurisdiction of State Courts, Measure 5 (1962)

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The Oregon Creation and Jurisdiction of State Courts Amendment, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 6, 1962 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure authorized the legislature to create lower state courts and regulate their jurisdiction.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1962)
Approveda Yes 307,855 61.41%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

5. STATE COURTS: CREATION AND JURISDICTION - Purpose: To amend Constitution by authorizing legislature to pass special laws as well as general laws creating lower State courts and defining and regulating their jurisdiction.


NO □ [2]



  • State Senator Alfred H. Corbett[1]
  • State Representative George Van Hoomissen
  • State Representative Sam Wilderman

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 26, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.