Oregon Restoration of Capital Punishment, Measure 3 (May 1920)
The Oregon Restoration of Capital Punishment Amendment, also known as Measure 3, was on the May 21, 1920 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure restored the death penalty for first degree murder, except when the jury recommends life imprisonment.
Measure 18 of 1914 banned the death penalty. Measure 3 overturned the constitutional provisions of the previous measure.
|Oregon Measure 3 (May 1920)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Constitutional Amendment - Submitted to the People by the Legislative Assembly
Submitted by the legislature - RESTORING CAPITAL PUNISHMENT - Purpose: To restore capital punishment by providing by constitutional amendment that the penalty for murder in the first degree shall be death, except when the trial jury shall, by their verdict, recommend life imprisonment. --- Vote YES or NO.
Path to the ballot
- Oregon 1920 ballot measures
- 1920 ballot measures
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1916-1921
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1920
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 12, 2013
- Oregon Blue Book, "Oregon State Constitution," accessed November 12, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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