Oregon Repeal of State Institution Location Requirements, Measure 1 (1972)

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The Oregon Repeal of State Institution Location Requirements Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure repealed the geographic requirements for state institutions. Prior, state institutions could only be located within Marion County without approval of voters.[1]

Measure 1 repealed Section 3 of Article XIV from the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (1972)
Approveda Yes 594,080 71.83%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

1. ELIMINATES LOCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE INSTITUTIONS - Purpose: This measure repeals Section 3 of Article XIV of the Oregon Constitution which provides that no public institution of the state (except those established before November 4, 1958) may be located outside Marion County unless so ordered by an Act of the Legislature which is ratified by vote of the people at the following general election.


NO □ [3]



  • State Senator E.D. “Debbs” Potts[1]
  • State Representative Anthony Meeker
  • State Representative Dick Magruder

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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.