Oregon Certain Organizations to Conduct Raffles, Measure 3 (1986)

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The Oregon Certain Organizations to Conduct Raffles Amendment, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 4, 1986 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure permitted charitable, fraternal and religious organizations to hold raffles, as well as bingo and lotto games.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 3 (1986)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 736,739 70.86%
No302,95729.14%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

3. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ALLOWS CHARITABLE, FRATERNAL, RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS TO CONDUCT RAFFLES
QUESTION - Shall constitution allow charitable, fraternal and religious organizations, including foundations, to hold raffles as well as bing and lotto games.

EXPLANATION - Constitution now bans lotteries except state lottery. It permits charitable, fraternal and religious organizations exempt from federal income tax to hold bingo and lotto games. Amendment adds foundations with same purposes to those eligible. It also allows such organizations to hold raffles. Requirements of exemption from federal income tax is removed. Legislature must define eligible organizations. It may prescribe frequency of games, set top limi on prizes, and require a statement of odds against winning.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.