Oregon Voters' Literacy Requirement, Measure 1 (1924)

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The Oregon Voters' Literacy Requirement Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 4, 1924 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required that constituents be able to read and write in English to vote in elections.[1]

Measure 1 amended Section 2 of Article II of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (1924)
Approveda Yes 184,031 79.09%

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 - VOTERS LITERACY AMENDMENT - Purpose: To amend section 2 of article II of the constitution by adding to the qualifications of voters the requirement that they shall be able to read and write the English language and authorizing the means of testing the ability of such citizens to read and write the English language to be provided by law; also ratifying any act passed pursuant to and in accordance with this amendment.
Vote YES or NO.

300. Yes

301. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 1 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Legislative Assembly on February 1, 1923.[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. Oregon Blue Book, "Oregon State Constitution," accessed November 13, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.