Oregon Gubernatorial Line of Succession, Measure 8 (1972)

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The Oregon Gubernatorial Line of Succession Amendment, also known as Measure 8, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure modified the gubernatorial line of succession to proceed in the order of Secretary of State, Treasurer, President of the Senate and Speaker of State House of Representatives.[1]

Measure 8 amended Section 8 of Article V from the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 8 (1972)
Approveda Yes 697,297 82.18%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

8. CHANGES SUCCESSION TO OFFICE OF GOVERNOR - Purpose: This measure amends the Oregon Constitution to change line of succession when the Office of Governor becomes vacant, and also eliminates provision that the Governor temporarily vacates his office when outside Oregon. The new line of succession would be: (1) Secretary of State; (2) State Treasurer; (3) President of State Senate; (4) Speaker of State House of Representatives. (Present succession: (1) President of Senate; (2) Speaker of House; (3) Secretary of State; (4) State Treasurer.)


NO □ [3]

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