Oregon State Employees Allowed to Simultaneously Be Legislators, Measure 9 (1974)

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The Oregon State Employees Allowed to Simultaneously Be Legislators Amendment, also known as Measure 9, was on the November 5, 1974 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have permitted most types of state employees to simultaneously serve as members of the legislature.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 9 (1974)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No476,54768.53%
Yes 218,846 31.47%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

9. PERMITS STATE EMPLOYES TO BE LEGISLATORS - Purpose: This constitutional amendment permits a state employe, other than an executive in the exempt or nonacademic unclassified service, to simultaneously serve as a member of the legislature. The legislature may provide by law for rules governing leaves, position protection and other employment relationships during election campaigns and during legislative service.

YES □

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.