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Oregon War Veterans' Fund, Measure 3 (1944)

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The Oregon War Veterans' Fund Amendment, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 7, 1944 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided loans on security of farms and homes for residents who served in the military against the WWII Axis powers and levied a two mill additional tax upon property to create the veterans’ fund.[1]


Election results

Oregon Measure 3 (1944)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 190,520 51.62%
No178,58148.38%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

AMENDMENT AUTHORIZING “OREGON WAR VETERANS’ FUND”, PROVIDING TAX THEREFOR - Purpose: Empowering the state to incur indebtedness not exceeding 3 per cent of the assessed valuation of all property therein to raise money to be loaned on security of farms and homes to be acquired by residents who have served honorably in the army, navy, marine corps, or any auxiliary thereof, for at least 90 days after September 1, 1940, and before the end of actual hostilities with any of the Axis powers; levying a 2 mill additional tax outside 6 per cent limitation upon property for the payment of principal and interest on bonds issued to create such fund.
Vote YES or NO


304. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

305. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.


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