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Oregon Term Lengths for Elected County Officials, Measure 5 (1920)
The Oregon Term Lengths for Elected County Officials Amendment, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 2, 1920 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure increased the term length from two years to four years for county clerks, treasurers, sheriffs, coroners and surveyors.
|Oregon Measure 5 (1920)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Constitutional Amendment - Proposed by Initiative Petition
Initiated by Herbert R. Dewart, 771 Greenway Avenue, Portland, Oregon; R. J. Green, 708 "N" Avenue, La Grande, Oregon. - CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT FIXING TERM OF CERTAIN COUNTY OFFICERS - Purpose: To provide for the election of a county clerk, treasurer, sheriff, coroner and surveyor, who shall severally hold their offices for the term of four years instead of two, as now provided by law. The amendment is self-executing and becomes effective on the first Monday of January, 1921, when the said county officers elected at the regular November, 1920, election shall qualify. --- Vote YES or NO.
Path to the ballot
- Oregon 1920 ballot measures
- 1920 ballot measures
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1916-1921
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1920
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 12, 2013
- Oregon Blue Book, "Oregon State Constitution," accessed November 12, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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