Oregon Taxes for School for the Blind, Measure 9 (May 1920)

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The Oregon Taxes for School for the Blind Act, also known as Measure 9, was on the May 21, 1920 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure levied a one-sixth of a mill tax for construction and equipping of a school for the blind and an annual tax levy of one-twenty-fifth of a mill for maintenance of the property.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 9 (May 1920)
Approveda Yes 115,337 78.96%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed Law - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the legislature - BLIND SCHOOL TAX MEASURE - Purpose: Providing for erecting and equipping in Portland an institution for teaching to the blind the arts and trades deemed advisable by the state board of control; providing a tax levy for 1921 of one-sixth (1/6) of a mill for erection and equipment, and an annual tax levy commencing in 1921 of one-twenty-fifth (1/25) of a mill for maintenance, on assessable property in the state, and providing that proceeds from the sale of finished products be turned over to the general fund, and allowing a certain fixed sum as compensation for labor to such inmates to be paid out of the general fund. --- Vote YES or NO.

316. Yes

317. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 9 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on January 20, 1920 by the Legislative Assembly.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 12, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.