Oregon Home for "Dependent, Delinquent and Defective" Children, Measure 2 (1918)

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The Oregon Home for "Dependent, Delinquent and Defective" Children Act, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 5, 1918 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have established the Home for State Wards for “dependent, delinquent and defective children.”[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (1918)
Defeatedd No65,29960.05%
Yes 43,441 39.95%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referred Bill - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the Legislature - ESTABLISHING DEPENDENT, DELINQUENT AND DEFECTIVE CHILDREN'S HOME, APPROPRIATING MONEY THEREFOR - Purpose: Appropriating the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary to establish a Home to be known as "The Home for State Wards," for dependent, delinquent and defective children, who shall be committed to said Home by lawful authority of the State; authorizing the State Board of Control to acquire a site and title to real estate for said Home at some point within the City of Portland, or within five miles from the corporate limits of said city, and to construct buildings, and provide necessary equipment therefor, including furnishings, lighting and heating. --- Vote YES or NO.

302. Yes

303. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 2 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 21, 1917 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 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.