Oregon Removal of Term Limits for Secretary of State and Treasurer, Measure 1 (1940)

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The Oregon Removal of Term Limits for Secretary of State and Treasurer Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 5, 1940 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have removed term limits for the Secretary of State and Treasurer.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (1940)
Defeatedd No213,79756.60%
Yes 163,942 43.40%

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

AMENDMENT REMOVING OFFICE TIME LIMIT OF STATE SECRETARY AND TREASURER - Purpose: To amend section 1 of Article VI of the state constitution by omitting therefrom the provision now contained therein that no person shall be eligible to either of the offices of secretary of state or state treasurer for more than eight in any period of twelve years.
Vote YES or NO

300. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

301. 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.