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Oregon Executive State Cabinet, Measure 2 (1930)

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The Oregon Executive State Cabinet Amendment, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 4, 1930 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided for the creation of an executive state cabinet appointed by the governor and approved by the senate.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (1930)
Defeatedd No135,41272.54%
Yes 51,248 27.46%

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 - Vote YES or NO

STATE CABINET FORM OF GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT - Purpose: To amend the state constitution to provide that the only executive and administrative state officers elected by the people shall be governor, secretary of state and state treasurer, all other heads of executive and administrative departments to be appointed by the governor with consent of the senate; to create the following state department: agriculture, labor and industry, financial administration, commerce, education, public works and domain, health and public welfare, police and military affairs, legal affairs; to abolish all other executive and administrative offices, boards and commissions, and transfer all their powers, duties, obligations, etc., to such new departments.

302. Yes, I vote for the amendment.

303. No, I vote against the amendment.


Path to the ballot

Measure 2 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Legislative Assembly on February 25, 1929.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 15, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.