Oregon Tax-Exempt Organizations Allowed to Sponsor Bingo, Measure 6 (1976)

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The Oregon Tax-Exempt Organizations Allowed to Sponsor Bingo Amendment, also known as Measure 6, was on the November 2, 1976 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure permitted tax-exempt organizations, including charitable, fraternal and religious organizations, to conduct bingo or lotto games.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 6 (1976)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 682,252 70.78%
No281,69629.22%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

6. ALLOWS CHARITABLE, FRATERNAL, RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION BINGO
Purpose: This measure would amend the constitutional provision prohibiting lotteries to permit charitable, fraternal and religious organizations, defined as such and exempt from income tax under the federal tax laws, to conduct bingo or lotto games.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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