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'''Oregon Ballot Measure 26 (2002)''' is an [[initiated constitutional amendment]] that
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prohibits [[chief petitioner]]s of [[initiative]] campaigns in [[Oregon]] from paying [[circulator|petition circulators]] on a [[pay-per-signature|per-signature basis]], either directly or indirectly. This measure '''passed''' at the [[2002 ballot measures|November 2002 general election]].
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The '''Oregon Prohibition of Payment Per Signature for Canvassers Amendment''', also known as '''Measure 26''', was on the [[2002 ballot measures#Oregon|November 5, 2002 ballot]] in [[Oregon]] as an {{issfull}}, where it was '''approved'''. The measure made deemed unlawful the payment of canvassers by the number of signatures collected for initiative and referendum petitions.<ref name=voters>[http://library.state.or.us/repository/2010/201003011350161/ORVPGenMari2002m.pdf ''Oregon State Library'', "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet", accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Election results==
 
==Election results==
 
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Election results via: [http://bluebook.state.or.us/state/elections/elections22a.htm Oregon Blue Book]
  
==Official ballot title==
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==Text of the measure==
 
''Prohibits Payment, Receipt Of Payment Based On The Number Of Initiative, Referendum Petition Signatures Obtained''<ref>[http://egov.sos.state.or.us/elec/web_irr_search.record_detail?p_reference=20020143..QSCYYY. Detailed information on this initiative from the Secretary of State]</ref>
 
''Prohibits Payment, Receipt Of Payment Based On The Number Of Initiative, Referendum Petition Signatures Obtained''<ref>[http://egov.sos.state.or.us/elec/web_irr_search.record_detail?p_reference=20020143..QSCYYY. Detailed information on this initiative from the Secretary of State]</ref>
  
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Prete v. Bradbury]]
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*[[Oregon 2002 ballot measures]]
 
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*[[List of Oregon ballot measures]]
 
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*[[History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon]]<br>
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==External links==
 
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* [http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/pages/history/archive/nov52002/g02abstract.htm Election Results 2002]
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*[http://bluebook.state.or.us/state/elections/elections22a.htm Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 2000-2004]
* [http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/pages/history/archive/nov52002/g02abstract.htm 2002 Voter Guide]
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*[http://bluebook.state.or.us/state/constitution/constitution.htm Oregon State Constitution]
* [http://www.ncsl.org/LegislaturesElections/ElectionsCampaigns/BallotMeasuresDatabase/tabid/16580/Default.aspx 2002 Ballot Measure Details]
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*[http://library.state.or.us/repository/2010/201003011350161/ORVPGenMari2002m.pdf Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet November November 2002]
  
 
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The Oregon Prohibition of Payment Per Signature for Canvassers Amendment, also known as Measure 26, was on the November 5, 2002 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure made deemed unlawful the payment of canvassers by the number of signatures collected for initiative and referendum petitions.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 26 (2002)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 921,606 75.35%
No301,41524.65%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of the measure

Prohibits Payment, Receipt Of Payment Based On The Number Of Initiative, Referendum Petition Signatures Obtained[2]

Support

Oregon AFL-CIO, Our Oregon, and others argued that the measure would prevent incentive for fraud or forgery when collecting petition signatures.[3]

Opposition

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.[4] 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. [5]

See also

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