Oregon Revisions to Legislative District Reapportionment Procedures, Measure 2 (1986)

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The Oregon Revisions to Legislative District Reapportionment Procedures Amendment, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 4, 1986 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure revised the legislative district reapportionment procedures to shorten the requirement of how long a candidate must have lived in a district and grant voters the ability to recall holdover senators.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (1986)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 637,410 68.63%
No291,35531.37%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

2. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT REVISING LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT REAPPORTIONMENT PROCEDURES AFTER FEDERAL CENSUS
QUESTION - Shall legislative district reapportionment procedures after federal census be changed, legislator recall and residence provisions immediately after reapportionment be modified?

EXPLANATION - Constitutional amendment. Keeps present requirement that legislature reapportions legislative districts after federal census, and if not, Secretary of State does so. Changes time periods for review by Supreme Court and revisions by Secretary of State of new apportionment. Secretary of State must hold public hearing. Voters of new district may recall holdover senator assigned to district. At first election after reapportionment, legislative candidates must have lived in district since January 1, shortened from one year.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.