Oregon Succession to the Office of the Governor, Measure 1 (1946)

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The Oregon Succession to the Office of the Governor Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 5, 1946 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided for a line of succession to the officer of the governor upon removal, death, absence or resignation of the governor. The line of succession included the president of the senate, speaker of the house, secretary of state and state treasurer in that order.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (1946)
Approveda Yes 221,547 75.91%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROVIDING FOR SUCCESSION TO OFFICE OF GOVERNOR - Purpose: To amend section 8 of Article V, of Oregon constitution, to provide that the president of the senate, speaker of the house, secretary of state or the state treasurer shall become governor in the order named, upon removal of the governor from office or upon his death, resignation, absence from the state or other inability to discharge the duties of his office, and to continue as governor until the disability is removed or a governor be elected at next succeeding biennial election; providing further that the governor so elected shall hold his office for unexpired term of outgoing governor.
Vote YES or NO

300. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

301. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 19, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.