Oregon Voting Age for School District Elections, Measure 8 (1974)

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The Oregon Voting Age for School District Elections Amendment, also known as Measure 8, was on the November 5, 1974 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have reduced the minimum voting age for school district election from 21 to 18 and reduced the residency requirement from 6 months to 30 days.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 8 (1974)
Defeatedd No378,07152.83%
Yes 337,565 47.17%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

8. REVISES SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTION VOTING REQUIREMENTS - Purpose: The constitutional amendment reduces the minimum age for voting in a school district election from 21 years of age to 18 years of age, and reduces the requirement of six months’ residence in the district to 30 days residence in the district.


NO □ [2]

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