Oklahoma U.S. Congressional Term Limits, State Question 662 (September 1994)

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The Oklahoma U.S. Congressional Term Limits Amendment, also known as State Question 662, was on the September 20, 1994 ballot in Oklahoma as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure declared individuals ineligible for election to the United States Congress if they had served three two-year terms as a United States Representative or two six-year terms as a United States Senator, or both for a total of 18 years.[1]

Aftermath

The amendment, along with similar measures in many other states, was later struck down as unconstitutional by a 5-4 vote of the United States Supreme Court[2].

Election results

Oklahoma State Question 662 (September 1994)
OverturnedotOverturned Case:U. S. TERM LIMITS, INC., et al. v. THORNTON et al. 93-1456
ResultVotesPercentage
Yes 329,154 66.52%
No165,66333.48%

Election results via: Oklahoma Secretary of State

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Lawsuits

The validity of the proposition was challenged in the Oklahoma Supreme Court, where it was determined to be valid, and accordingly was placed on the ballot.[3]

Path to the ballot

Oklahoma signature requirements

292,437 signatures were filed to qualify it for the ballot, exceeding the requirement of 208,554.

See also

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