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Must Be 21 To Vote in Oregon School Elections

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I heard on the radio today that the Oregon Constitution needs a fix because of this section 6, from Article VIII:

Section 6. Qualifications of electors at school elections. In all school district elections every citizen of the United States of the age of twenty-one years and upward who shall have resided in the school district during the six months immediately preceding such election, and who shall be duly registered prior to such election in the manner provided by law, shall be entitled to vote, provided such citizen is able to read and write the English language. [Created through initiative petition filed June 25, 1948, and adopted by the people Nov. 2, 1948]

Note: The leadline to section 6 was a part of the measure proposed by initiative petition filed June 25, 1948, and adopted by the people Nov. 2, 1948.

I don’t remember which radio station reported this story. I bounce around the stations a lot, from the program presenter with the squeaky voice to the ones who snarl, to the smarmy one, and sometime to the snarky one. It’s rough being up well before dawn cracks. And I do miss Bob Edwards.

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