Oregon Anti-Compulsory Vaccination, Measure 7 (1920)

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The Oregon Anti-Compulsory Vaccination Amendment, also known as Measure 7, was on the November 2, 1920 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have removed any requirements of vaccination, inoculation or other medication as a condition for attending any public educational institution.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 7 (1920)
Defeatedd No127,57066.93%
Yes 63,018 33.07%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Proposed by Initiative Petition

Initiated by The Public School Protective League; President, W. H. Maloy, 415 Alder Street, Portland, Oregon; Vice-President, C. L. McKenna, 608 Beck Building, Portland, Oregon; Secretary-Treasurer, Josephine Fritz, 323 Chamber of Commerce Building, Portland, Oregon. - ANTI-COMPULSORY VACCINATION AMENDMENT - Purpose: To amend article XV of the constitution of the state of Oregon by adding thereto a section to be designated section 9 thereof, providing that: No form of vaccination, inoculation or other medication shall be made a condition in tis state for admission to, or attendance in, any public school, college, university or other educational institution; or for the employment of any person in any capacity, or for the exercise of any right, the performance of any duty, or the enjoyment of any privilege; and repealing all provisions of the constitution, laws of the state, charters and ordinances of incorporated cities and towns in conflict with the amendment. --- Vote YES or NO.

312. Yes

313. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 7 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on June 30, 1920 by the Public School Protective League.[1]

See also

Suggest a link

Defeatedd Oregon Anti-Compulsory Vaccination, Measure 6 (1916)

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 12, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.