Oregon Women Jurors, Measure 5 (June 1921)
The Oregon Women Jurors Bill, also known as Measure 5, was on the June 7, 1921 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure permitted women to serve as jurors and required at least one-half of the trial jury to be women in cases involving minors.
|Oregon Measure 5 (June 1921)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Proposed Law - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly
Submitted by the legislature - WOMEN JURORS AND REVISED JURY LAW - Purpose: To permit women to serve as jurors; to provide a special notice by which women may release themselves from jury service; to require the names of qualified jurors to be ascertained from the latest tax roll and registration books and any other sources of official information; to require the proportional selection of jurors to be made from the registration books as well as from the assessment roll; to require at least one-half of the trial jury to be women in criminal actions involving a minor under eighteen years of age either as defendant or complaining witness.
Path to the ballot
- Oregon 1921 ballot measures
- 1921 ballot measures
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1916-1921
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1921
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 12, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.