New editions of the State Legislative Tracker and The Policy Tracker available now!

Oregon Line of Sucession to the Governorship, Measure 5 (May 1920)

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Voting on
State Executive
Ballot Measures
By state
By year
Not on ballot
Oregon Constitution
Flag of Oregon.png

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.[1]

Measure 4 amended Section 8 of Article V of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (May 1920)
Approveda Yes 78,241 57.88%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

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.

308. Yes

309. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 5 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on January 20, 1920 by the Legislative Assembly.[1]

See also

Suggest a link

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 12, 2013
  2. Oregon Blue Book, "Oregon State Constitution," accessed November 12, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.