Oregon Suffrage for "Mentally Handicapped", Measure 2 (1980)
The Oregon Suffrage for "Mentally Handicapped" Amendment, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 4, 1980 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided “mentally handicapped persons” with full voting rights, unless declared incompetent to vote by statute.
|Oregon Measure 2 (1980)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
2. GUARANTEES MENTALLY HANDICAPPED VOTING RIGHTS, UNLESS ADJUDGED INCOMPETENT TO VOTE
PURPOSE - Measure proposes constitutional amendment to eliminate present language which prohibits voting by an “idiot or mentally diseased person,” changing it to guarantee full voting rights to mentally handicapped persons, unless they have been declared in the manner provided by law to be incompetent to vote.
NO □ 
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- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet November 1980
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 9, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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