Oregon Abolition of Capital Punishment, Measure 33 (1912)

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The Oregon Abolition of Capital Punishment Bill, also known as Measure 33, was on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have abolished the death penalty in the State of Oregon.[1]

Aftermath

Measure 18 of 1914 was approved by a slim margin, thus abolishing the death penalty. Measure 3 of May 1920 repealed the constitutional provisions of Measure 18, thus reinstating the death penalty in the State of Oregon.

Election results

Oregon Measure 33 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No64,57860.62%
Yes 41,951 39.38%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

A bill for an Act to abolish Capital Punishment in the State of Oregon. --- Vote YES or NO.

366. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

367. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 33 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 3, 1912.[1]

Similar measures

Approveda Oregon Abolition of the Death Penalty, Measure 18 (1914)
Approveda Oregon Restoration of Capital Punishment, Measure 3 (May 1920)

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