Oklahoma Old Age Pensions and Security, State Question 214 (September 1935)

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The Oklahoma Old Age Pensions and Security Amendment, also known as State Question 214, was on the September 24, 1935 ballot in Oklahoma as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure created a state social security, or "old age pension" program, created a commission to manage the program and authorized the collection of necessary taxes to fund the program.[1]

Aftermath

The measure was later overturned by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, which ruled that it was submitted illegally in the case of ASSOCIATED INDUSTRIES OF OKLAHOMA et al. v. OKLAHOMA TAX COMMISSION.

Election results

Oklahoma State Question 214 (September 1935)
OverturnedotOverturned Case:ASSOCIATED INDUSTRIES OF OKLAHOMA et al. v. OKLAHOMA TAX COMMISSION 
ResultVotesPercentage
Yes 204,626 72.20%
No78,78327.80%

Election results via: Oklahoma Secretary of State

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Path to the ballot

94,249 signatures were required to qualify it for the ballot.

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