Oregon Repeal of Age Requirements for Gubernatorial Succession, Measure 4 (1974)

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The Oregon Repeal of Age Requirements for Gubernatorial Succession Amendment, also known as Measure 4, was on the November 5, 1974 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure eliminated the thirty-year minimum age requirement for a person succeeding to the Office of Governor.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 4 (1974)
Approveda Yes 381,593 53.49%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

4. GOVERNOR VACANCY SUCCESSOR AGE REQUIREMENT ELIMINATED - Purpose: Under Section 2, Article V of Oregon Constitution, the Governor must be at least 30 years of age, although in case of vacancy the person who would succeed to the office under Section 8a, Article V, might not be of that age. This measure amends the constitution to eliminate the 30-year minimum age requirement for a person succeeding to the office of Governor under Section 8a, Article V.


NO □ [2]

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