Certified Ballot Title
November 5, 1996 General Election
OFFICE IF SUCCESSOR NOT TIMELY CONFIRMED
RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote requires
Governor's appointees to vacate office if successor not confirmed
within 90 days.
RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote retains
law allowing Governor's appointees to serve until successor is
appointed and confirmed.
SUMMARY: Currently, an official appointed by the Governor
and subject to Senate confirmation may continue in office until
the official's successor is appointed and confirmed. This measure
amends the Oregon Constitution to provide that such an official
may not hold office longer than 90 days after the end of the official's
term. The measure could cause an appointed office to be vacant
until the official's successor is confirmed. This could preclude
some state agencies from issuing orders or conducting other business
during such a vacancy.