Oregon Suffrage for Women, Measure 1 (1912)

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The Oregon Suffrage for Women Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure granted women the right to vote in Oregon.[1]

Measure 1 amended Section 2 of Article II of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Suffragists previously attempted to grant all women the right to vote via Measure 2 of 1906 and Measure 9 of 1908. There was also an attempt to grant taxpaying women, rather than all women, the right to vote via Measure 1 of 1910. They were all defeated.

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 61,265 51.76%
No57,10448.24%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

Equal suffrage amendment, extending the right of suffrage to women. --- Vote YES or NO.

300. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

301. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

Path to the ballot

Measure 1 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on December 20, 1910.[1]

Similar measures

Defeatedd Oregon Suffrage for Women, Measure 2 (June 1906)
Defeatedd Oregon Suffrage for Women, Measure 9 (June 1908)
Defeatedd Oregon Suffrage for Women Taxpayers, Measure 1 (1910)

See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 1, 2013
  2. Oregon Blue Book, "Oregon State Constitution," accessed November 1, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.