Oregon Number of Voters' Signatures Required for Amendment via Initiative, Measure 4 (1954)

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The Oregon Number of Voters' Signatures Required for Amendment via Initiative Amendment, also known as Measure 4, was on the November 2, 1954 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure increased the number of voters’ signatures required to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot from 8% to 10% of the legal voters who voted for the justice of the Supreme Court at the previous regular election.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 4 (1954)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 251,078 52.11%
No230,77047.89%

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

4. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS - HOW PROPOSED BY PEOPLE - Purpose: To amend Oregon Constitution by increasing 8% to 10% the number of voters’ signatures required to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot. Percentages are based on the number of legal voters who voted for justice of the Supreme Court at last regular election.

YES □

NO □

[2]

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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.