Oregon Anti-Compulsory Vaccination, Measure 6 (1916)

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The Oregon Anti-Compulsory Vaccination Bill, also known as Measure 6, was on the November 7, 1916 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure prohibited compulsory vaccination, inoculation and other similar treatments for the prevention or cure of diseases.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 6 (1916)
Defeatedd No100,11950.09%
Yes 99,745 49.91%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Initiative Bill - Proposed by Initiative Petition

Initiated by Lora C. Little - ANTI-COMPULSORY VACCINATION BILL - Purpose - To prohibit compulsory vaccination, inoculation and other such treatment for the prevention or cure of contagious or infectious diseases, and providing a penalty therefor. --- Vote YES or NO.

310. Yes

311. No [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 6 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 6, 1916 by Lora C. Little.[1]

See also

Suggest a link

Defeatedd Oregon Anti-Compulsory Vaccination, Measure 7 (1920)

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 8, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.