Difference between revisions of "Oregon Prohibition of Payment Per Signature for Canvassers, Measure 26 (2002)"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
m (References)
m (Text replace - "{{sbm stub}}" to "")
Line 46: Line 46:
{{2002 ballot measures}}
{{2002 ballot measures}}
{{sbm stub}}
[[Category:Oregon 2002 ballot measures]]
[[Category:Oregon 2002 ballot measures]]

Revision as of 16:44, 13 September 2013

Oregon Ballot Measure 26 (2002) is an initiated constitutional amendment that prohibits chief petitioners of initiative campaigns in Oregon from paying petition circulators on a per-signature basis, either directly or indirectly. This measure passed at the November 2002 general election.

Election results

Measure 26
Approveda Yes 921,606 75.35%

Official ballot title

Prohibits Payment, Receipt Of Payment Based On The Number Of Initiative, Referendum Petition Signatures Obtained[1]


Oregon AFL-CIO, Our Oregon, and others argued that the measure would prevent incentive for fraud or forgery when collecting petition signatures.[2]


Those opposed to the measure argued that paying-per-signature is the most efficient way to collect signatures and that the new law would violate free speech rights in the first amendment.

Prete v. Bradbury

In 2004, Barbara and Eugene Prete filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the ban on paying circulators per signature.[3] Their lawsuit was heard by U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken, a Clinton appointee, who upheld the ban. The Pretes appealed Aiken's decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case of Prete v. Bradbury in 2006. The court of appeals upheld the lower court's ruling. [4]

See also

Suggest a link

External links