The Oregon Senate Authorization of Executive Appointees Amendment, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 7, 1978 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure authorized the state senate to confirm all appointments and reappointments to state public office made by the governor.
| Oregon Measure 2 (1978)|
| Yes|| 468,458|| 57.26%|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
2. AUTHORIZES SENATE CONFIRMATION OF GOVERNOR’S APPOINTMENTS
Purpose: Proposed constitutional amendment authorizes legislation requiring confirmation by the State Senate of all appointments and reappointments to state public office by the Governor, including vacancies in elective office except judges, United States Senator or Representative, and district, county and precinct offices. Appointees are not eligible to serve until and unless confirmed as required by law.