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Oregon Lieutenant Governor, Measure 5 (June 1919)

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The Oregon Lieutenant Governor Amendment, also know as Measure 4, was on the June 3, 1919 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided for a Lieutenant Governor for Oregon.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1919)
Defeatedd No46,86158.93%
Yes 32,653 41.07%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the legislature - LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT - Purpose: Amending sections 1 and 8 of article V of the constitution of the state of Oregon by providing for the election of a lieutenant governor whose election, term of office and qualifications shall be as now provided for the governor, who shall be president of the senate, receiving therefor a salary of $10 a day during the legislative session, and 'who shall be governor in case of vacancy; and that if this amendment is adopted the governor shall appoint a lieutenant governor to hold office until a lieutenant governor is elected by the people at the general election in 1922. --- Vote YES or NO.

308. Yes

309. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 5 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 28, 1919 by the Legislative Assembly.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.