Oregon Qualifications to Vote in School Elections, Measure 5 (1948)

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The Oregon Qualifications to Vote in School Elections Amendment, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 2, 1948 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required that all voters in school elections to have resided in the school district for the six months immediately preceding such an election, be registered voters, and read and write English.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1948)
Approveda Yes 284,776 63.45%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT FIXING QUALIFICATIONS OF VOTERS IN SCHOOL ELECTIONS - Purpose: To amend Article VIII of the constitution to the state of Oregon by adding thereto a new section numbered 6, as follows: In all school district elections ever citizen of the United States of the age of twenty-one years and upward who shall have resided in the school district the six months immediately preceding such election, and who shall be duly registered prior to such election in the manner provided by law, shall be entitled to vote, provided such citizen is able to read and write the English language.
Vote YES or NO

308. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

309. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 20, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.