Oregon Line of Sucession to the Governorship, Measure 5 (May 1920)
The Oregon Line of Sucession to the Governorship Amendment, also known as Measure 5, was on the May 21, 1920 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided a line of succession to the governorship, from the governor to the president of the senate to the speaker of the house of representatives, and the conditions under which succession would occur.
|Oregon Measure 5 (May 1920)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Constitutional Amendment - Submitted to the People by the Legislative Assembly
Submitted by the legislators - SUCCESSOR TO GOVERNOR - Purpose: To amend section 8, article V, Oregon constitution, providing for filling of vacancy in office of governor caused by removal, death, resignation, absence from state or other inability to discharge gubernatorial duties, by making the president of senate governor until such disability is removed, or until such vacancy is filled for the unexpired term of outgoing governor at ensuing general biennial election; or, if both governor and president of senate are unable to discharge gubernatorial duties the speaker of the house of representatives shall in like manner become governor until disability removed, or until vacancy is filled at such election. --- Vote YES or NO.
Path to the ballot
- Oregon 1920 ballot measures
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- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1916-1921
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1920
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 12, 2013
- Oregon Blue Book, "Oregon State Constitution," accessed November 12, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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