Oregon Tax for Portland School District, Measure 2 (1926)

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The Oregon Tax for Portland School District Amendment, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 2, 1926 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have permitted the Board of Directors of the Portland School District to levy a tax not to exceed $900,000 in excess of the six percent limitation contained in the constitution.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (1926)
Defeatedd No99,12564.47%
Yes 54,624 35.53%

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 - SIX PER CENT LIMITATION AlVIENDlVIENT - Purpose: To amend section 11 of article XI of the constitution of the state of Oregon, so as to permit the board of directors of the Portland school district to levy a tax on the 1925 assessment roll in a sum not to exceed $900,000 in excess of the six per cent limitation contained in said section of the constitution, and providing that the amount of such increase shall be included in determining the amount of taxes which may be levied on the assessment rolls for 1926 and subsequent years.
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 February 11, 1925.[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.