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Oregon Veterans' Memorial and Armory, Measure 8 (June 1927)

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The Oregon Veterans' Memorial and Armory Amendment, also known as Measure 8, was on the June 28, 1927 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized counties with 200,000 or more people to issue bonds to construct, furnish and equip a veterans’ memorial and armory building in any city having 100,000 or more people, one or more organized veterans’ units and one or more national guard units.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 8 (June 1927)
Defeatedd No80,47676.17%
Yes 25,180 23.83%

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 - VETERANS' MEMORIAL AND ARMORY AMENDMENT - Purpose: To authorize any county having 200,000 or more population to issue bonds not exceeding one-fourth of 1 per cent of assessed valuation of property therein to provide a site, and for constructing, furnishing and equipping a veterans' memorial and armory building in any city having 100,000 or more population and one or more fully organized veterans' units, and one or more fully organized national guard units; and to levy annual taxes free from the 6 per cent limitation, of not exceeding one-half mill on each dollar of assessed valuation to provide for payment of such bonds with interest.
Vote YES or NO.

314. Yes, I vote for the amendment.

315. No, I vote against the amendment.


Path to the ballot

Measure 8 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Legislative Assembly on March 3, 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.