Oregon Legislative Reapportionment, Measure 18 (1952)

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The Oregon Legislative Reapportionment Amendment, also known as Measure 18, was on the November 4, 1952 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required the legislature, after each federal census, to reapportion legislative representatives among counties of the state according to population.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 18 (1952)
Approveda Yes 357,550 64.79%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

CONSTITUTIONAL LEGISLATIVE SENATOR AND REPRESENTATIVE APPORTIONMENT ENFORCEMENT AMENDMENT - Purpose: Amends section 6, Article IV of the constitution, requiring legislature following each federal census to reapportion legislative representatives among counties of state according to population. The ratios are determined by dividing total population by number of senators and representatives, respectively. When fraction exceeding one-half results such county or district shall be entitled to a member; otherwise such county to be attached to adjoining county or counties. Secretary of state to reapportion if legislature fails to enact. Original jurisdiction vested in supreme court to enforce compliance. Amendment reapportions senators and representatives, which becomes operative for primary and general elections of 1954.
Vote YES or NO

334. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

335. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.