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Oregon Simultaneous Elections Throughout the State, Measure 5 (June 1917)

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The Oregon Simultaneous Elections Throughout the State, also known as Measure 5, was on the June 4, 1917 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required municipalities to hold their primary and general elections for local candidates at the same times as the primary and general elections of candidates for state offices.[1]

Measure 4 added Section 14(a) of Article II of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1917)
Approveda Yes 83,630 66.41%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the Legislature. - REQUIRING ELECTION CITY, TOWN AND STATE OFFICERS AT SAME TIME - Purpose - Amending Article II of the Constitution by inserting Section 14-a to require incorporated cities and towns to hold their primary and general elections for the nomination and election of their elective officers at such times as the primary and general elections for the nomination and election of State officers are held; to provide for one election board to serve for both State and city or town elections; adjusting the terms of present incumbents of elective city or town offices to conform thereto, and requiring the enactment of such legislation as may be necessary to carry this amendment into effect. --- Vote YES or NO.

310. Yes

311. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 5 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 20, 1917 by the Legislative Assembly.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 11, 2013
  2. Oregon Blue Book, "Oregon State Constitution," accessed November 11, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.