Oregon Old Age Public Assistance, Measure 1 (1936)

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The Oregon Old Age Public Assistance Act, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 3, 1936 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have reduced the eligibility age of old age public assistance from 70 to 65.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (1936)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No179,23650.70%
Yes 174,293 49.30%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

REFERENDUM ORDERED BY PETITION OF THE PEOPLE

BILL AMENDING OLD AGE ASSISTANCE ACT OF 1935 - Purpose: Amending 1935 old age assistance act reducing the eligible age for assistance from 70 to 65; amending it to comply with the Federal social security act which provides for payment by the United States of money for old age assistance upon the state matching such payments and meeting certain other conditions; relieving counties from contributing to such assistance; providing for state and United States paying equal amounts; ratifying county taxes heretofore levied for old age pensions and diverting them to other county relief; diverting the $1,000,000 appropriated by the 1935 act for old age assistance to other general needy relief.
Vote YES or NO


300. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

301. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.

[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 18, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.