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Oregon Women Jurors, Measure 5 (June 1921)

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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.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (June 1921)
Approveda Yes 59,882 50.26%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

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.
Vote YES or NO.

308. Yes

309. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 5 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Legislative Assembly on February 26, 1921.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 12, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.