Oregon Repeal Election of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Measure 1 (1980)

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The Oregon Repeal Election of Superintendent of Public Instruction Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 4, 1980 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have repealed the electability of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and, in lieu, provided that the governor appoint someone to that position, subject to confirmation by the Senate.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (1980)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No820,89273.82%
Yes 291,142 26.18%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

1. REPEAL OF CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION REQUIRING ELECTED SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
QUESTION - Shall the Superintendent of Public Instruction be appointed by the Governor, and not elected?

PURPOSE - This measure proposes repeal of section 1, Article VIII of the Oregon Constitution, which states that the Governor shall be Superintendent of Public Instruction but that a law may be passed requiring the Superintendent to be elected. Such a law exists. If this measure passes, Oregon Laws 1979, chapter 713 will also go into effect, which will require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to be appointed by the Governor subject to confirmation by the Senate.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 9, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.