Oregon Prohibits Using Public Resources For Political Purposes, Measure 98 (2000)

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Oregon Ballot Measure 98 is an initiated constitutional amendment that would have prohibited payroll deductions for political purposes without specific written authorization.

Measure 98 was one of two ballot measures that appeared on the 2000 Oregon ballot courtesy of chief petitioner Bill Sizemore. Sizemore placed a similar measure on the Oregon ballot in 1998, which failed, and is in the process of qualifying a similar measure--Oregon Ballot Measure 25 for the 2008 ballot.

Election Results

This measure appeared on the November 2000 general election ballot. It failed, with 678,024 voters in favor and 776,489 voters opposed.

Measure 98
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No776,48953.4%
Yes 678,024 46.6%

Ballot description

The explanatory language provided to voters by the state of Oregon in their official ballot pamphlet said:

Ballot Measure 98 adds a new section to the Oregon Constitution that prohibits anyone from using public resources to collect or help collect political funds. Public resources that cannot be used to collect political funds include public moneys, public employee time, public buildings and public equipment and supplies.

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