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Oregon Compulsory Voting and Registration, Measure 1 (1920)

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The Oregon Compulsory Voting and Registration Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 2, 1920 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have required compulsory voting and registration.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (1920)
Defeatedd No131,60368.24%
Yes 61,258 31.76%

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 - COMPULSORY VOTING AND REGISTRATION AMENDMENT - Purpose: To amend section 2 of article II of the constitution of the state of Oregon so that provisions may be made by law to require compulsory voting, to require registration in their respective election precincts by all persons who are entitled to vote, to permit such persons to cast their ballots by mail or otherwise, when necessary by reason of illness, or in case of absence from the voting precinct during the entire day of election, or service in the army, navy or marine of the United States. --- Vote YES or NO.

300. Yes

301. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 1 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 24, 1919 by the Legislative Assembly.[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. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.