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Oregon Term Lengths of County Officers, Measure 22 (1914)

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The Oregon Term Lengths of County Officers Amendment, also known as Measure 22, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have extended the term length for county officers from two years to four years.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 22 (1914)
Defeatedd No107,03956.37%
Yes 82,841 43.63%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

Constitutional Amendment initiated by R. P. Rasmussen, Corbett, Oregon, W. M. Davis, 138 Laurelhurst Avenue, Portland, Oregon. - COUNTY OFFICERS' TERM AMENDMENT. - Its purpose is to amend Section 6 of Article VI of the Constitution of the State of Oregon, so as to make the, terms of county clerks, treasurers, sheriffs, coroners and surveyors, four years each instead of two years, including those which may be elected at the regular November, 1914, election. --- Vote YES or NO.

342. Yes

343. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 22 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 2, 1914.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 5, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.