Oregon Tax Levies for Large School Districts, Measure 2 (June 1927)

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The Oregon Tax Levies for Large School Districts Amendment, also known as Measure 2, was on the June 28, 1927 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized any school district with more than 100,000 people within its boundaries to levy taxes to support and maintain the school district upon the approval of voters.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (June 1927)
Defeatedd No55,81754.40%
Yes 46,784 45.60%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the Legislature - PORTLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT TAX LEVY AMENDMENT - Purpose: To authorize any school district having 100,000 or more population to include, each year, the increase in tax levy last specifically authorized by the legal voters of the district, for the support, operation and maintenance of its schools, in determining the amount of taxes that may be levied.
Vote YES or NO.

302. Yes, I vote for the amendment.

303. No, I vote against the amendment.


Path to the ballot

Measure 2 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Legislative Assembly on January 28, 1927.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 13, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.