Oregon 1914 Statewide Election Results: Death Penalty Measure


Oregon abolished the death penalty in 1914. Support for its abolition was relatively evenly distributed throughout the state. The death penalty had survived a statewide vote in 1912 by a landslide. This time women had the vote and it narrowly lost.

MEASURE 18: Abolishing Death Penalty

PASSED by 175 votes statewide

ABOLISHING DEATH PENALTY. Its purpose is to abolish the death penalty for murder committed in the State of Oregon and fixing life imprisonment as the maximum punishment for any crime. It repeals all provisions of the Constitution and laws in conflict with the same.

Key: Yes percentage in 10 percent increments from 0-10 at far left through 90-100 at far right. Darker indicates a higher yes percentage.


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