Oregon Bonds for World War I Veterans, Measure 2 (June 1921)

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The Oregon Bonds for World War I Veterans Amendment, also known as Measure 2, was on the June 7, 1921 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure authorized the issuance and sale of bonds, not to exceed three percent of the assessed valuation of all property within the state, to raise money to be loaned to Oregonian veterans of World War I.[1]

Measure 1 added Article XI-C of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (June 1921)
Approveda Yes 88,219 69.97%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the legislature - WORLD WAR VETERANS’ STATE AND FUND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT - Purpose: To issue bonds not to exceed three per cent of the assessed valuation of all property in the state to raise money to be loaned in amounts of not more than $4,000 or paid as a bonus of $15 for each month of active service but not exceeding $500 to each honorably discharged resident of Oregon who served in the United States army, navy or marine corps, between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918; to levy an additional tax of two mills to pay principal and interest of such bonds; and ratifying correlative legislative enactments.
Vote YES or NO.

302. Yes

303. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 2 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Legislative Assembly on February 21, 1921.[1]

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