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Oregon Length of Legislative Term, Measure 7 (1952)

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The Oregon Length of Legislative Term Amendment, also known as Measure 7, was on the November 4, 1952 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided for every state senator and representative to serve for a full period of four years and two years, respectively, and to have their terms start on the first Monday in January following an election.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 7 (1952)
Approveda Yes 483,356 82.38%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

AMENDMENT FIXING ELECTIVE TERMS OF STATE SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES - Purpose: To amend section 4 of Article IV of Oregon constitution, providing that the term of every senator and representative shall commence on the first Monday in January following his election, and shall continue for the full period of four years for each senator and two years for each representative, respectively. (The present law provides that the elective term of each commences on date of election.)
Vote YES or NO

312. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

313. 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.