Oregon Qualifications for County Sheriff, Measure 2 (1972)

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The Oregon Qualifications for County Sheriff Amendment, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure permitted the qualifications for the office of county sheriff to be defined by the legislature. Prior, no professional qualifications were required for the office.[1]

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

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (1972)
Approveda Yes 572,619 67.02%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

2. QUALIFICATIONS FOR SHERIFF SET BY LEGISLATURE - Purpose: Amends Section 8, Article VI, Oregon Constitution to permit the qualifications of the county sheriff to be established by the legislature. Under present law there are no professional qualifications required for the office of county sheriff. Also deletes obsolete references to the offices and duties of precinct and township officers.


NO □ [3]



  • State Senator E.D. “Debbs” Potts[1]
  • State Representative Norman R. Howard
  • State Representative Robert Stults



  • The Women's Legislative Council[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 2, 2013
  2. Oregon Blue Book, "Oregon State Constitution," accessed December 2, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.