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Oregon Legislative Districts Apportionment Formula, Measure 8 (1962)

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The Oregon Legislative Districts Apportionment Formula Amendment, also known as Measure 8, was on the November 6, 1962 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have increased the number of members in the Senate to not more than 35 and in the House of Representatives to 65 and provided a new formula that provides both permanent and unchangeable districts and districts based on population.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 8 (1962)
Defeatedd No325,18262.24%
Yes 197,322 37.76%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

8. LEGISLATIVE APPORTIONMENT CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT - Purpose: Changes legislative apportionment formula. Creates 30 permanent representative districts. Permits enlargement of Senate to 35. Enlarges House to 65 or more. Provides for enforcement.


NO □ [2]



  • Citizens Committee for Representative Government[1]



  • Bipartisan Committee to Retain Equal Representation[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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.