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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.
Official ballot title
Prohibits Payment, Receipt Of Payment Based On The Number Of Initiative, Referendum Petition Signatures Obtained
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. 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. 
- Prete v. Bradbury
- Oregon 2002 ballot measures
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- 2002 ballot measures
- Laws governing petition circulators
- Procedures for qualifying an initiative in Oregon
- Laws governing the initiative process in Oregon
- Detailed information on this initiative from the Secretary of State
- Measure 26 Upheld by Ninth Circuit, Oregon AFL-CIO's Statement, posted by Blue Oregon
- Ballot Access News Edited by Richard Winger, March 1 2004
- Paid Petitioners after Prete by Andrew M. Gloger, I&R Institute, University of Southern California