Oregon Primary Nominating Elections from May to September, Measure 5 (1940)

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The Oregon Primary Nominating Elections from May to September Bill, was on the November 5, 1940 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have moved the primary nominating elections from May to the first Wednesday after the first Monday in September.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1940)
Defeatedd No221,20358.58%
Yes 156,421 41.42%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People

BILL CHANGING THE PRIMARY NOMINATING ELECTIONS FROM MAY TO SEPTEMBER - Purpose: Providing for changing the date of the primary nominating elections from the third Friday in May to the first Wednesday after the first Monday in September; adjusting the dates for performance of various duties to conform therewith; providing for the nomination of national committeemen and committeewomen and the election of delegates at large to the national political conventions by the state central committees of the respective political parties, the election of congressional district delegates to such conventions by the respective district nominating committees consisting of county central committeemen, and the organization of the county and state central committees.
Vote YES or NO

308. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

309. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 19, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.