Oregon Limit of Indebtedness for Permanent Roads, Measure 2 (May 1920)

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The Oregon Limit of Indebtedness for Permanent Roads Amendment, also known as Measure 2, was on the May 21, 1920 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure permitted indebtedness for the purpose of constructing and maintaing permanent roads from two percent to four percent of the assessed valuation of all property within the State of Oregon.[1]

Measure 2 amended Section 7 of Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (May 1920)
Approveda Yes 93,392 66.69%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Submitted to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the legislature - LIMITATION OF FOUR PER CENT STATE INDEBTEDNESS FOR PERMANENT ROADS - Purpose: To amend section 7 of article XI of the constitution of the state of Oregon so as to permit the creation of debts and liabilities including previous debts and liabilities for the purpose of building and maintaining permanent roads to the amount of four per cent of the assessed valuation of all the property in the state of Oregon, instead of two per cent as now provided by law. --- 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 January 20, 1920 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. 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.