Oregon Elections to Fill Office Vacancies, Measure 9 (1926)

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The Oregon Elections to Fill Office Vacancies Amendment, also known as Measure 9, was on the November 2, 1926 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure authorized the governor to make appointments to fill official vacancies until the next general election.[1]

Measure 9 amended Section 16 of Article V of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 9 (1926)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 100,397 64.83%
No54,47435.17%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the Legislature - AMENDMENT RELATING TO ELECTIONS TO FILL VACANCIES IN PUBLIC OFFICES - Purpose: To amend section 16 of article V of the constitution of Oregon which authorizes the governor to make appointments to fill vacancies in office, such appointees holding until their successors are elected and qualified, so as to provide that if any vacancy occur in the office of United States senator or in any elective office of the state or of any district, county or precinct thereof, the same shall be filled at the next general election, provided such vacancy occur more than twenty days prior to such general election.
Vote YES or NO.


316. Yes, I vote for the amendment

317. No, I vote against the amendment

[3]

Path to the ballot

Measure 9 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Legislative Assembly on February 27, 1925.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 13, 2013
  2. Oregon Blue Book, "Oregon State Constitution," accessed November 13, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.