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Oregon Lieutenant Governor, Measure 12 (1930)

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The Oregon Lieutenant Governor Amendment, also known as Measure 12, was on the November 4, 1930 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have created the office of lieutenant governor.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 12 (1930)
Defeatedd No95,27750.68%
Yes 92,707 49.32%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Proposed by Initiative Petition - Vote YES or NO

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT - Purpose: Constitutional amendment to provide for election of lieutenant governor at same time, in same manner, with same qualifications as governor; to receive $500 annual salary and no other compensation except when serving as governor; to be president of the senate and appoint senate committees, but have no vote except upon a tie. If governor’s office becomes vacant, to become governor for remainder of term; acting governor during governor’s temporary absence or disability. Secretary of state becomes governor until next election, if both office of governor and lieutenant governor become vacant, and serves as acting governor during temporary absence or disability of both.

322. Yes, I vote for the amendment.

323. No, I vote against the amendment. [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 12 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 3, 1930.[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.