2014 Oregon Ballot Measure 88

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Oregon Ballot Measure 88 was a ballot measure in the U.S. state of Oregon in the 2014 midterm elections to determine whether or not to refer a "law creating a four-year driver's card, shorter than the usual eight years for a driver's license, for those who meet all other qualifications other than proof of legal presence in the United States".[1] The measure was rejected.

The background for the referendum was a law SB 833 which would have allowed undocumented immigrants to get a driver's card which was passed by the Oregon Legislative Assembly and signed by Governor John Kitzhaber in 2013. An ad-hoc group, Protect Oregon Driver Licenses, subsequently collected more than the 58,142 signatures which was required to trigger a citizens' veto referendum and the question was put on the ballot as Measure 88 in the 2014 general election.[2][3]

The measure was supported by unions, business organizations and groups concerned with immigrant rights. In the election it was rejected by 66% of the voters while 34% supported it.[2][3][4]


Measure 88
Choice Votes %
Referendum failed No 983,576 66.00
Yes 506,751 34.00
Total votes 1,440,799 100.00
Registered voters and turnout 2,178,334 66.14

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  1. ^ Wong, Peter (August 1, 2014). "Numbers assigned to state measures". Portland Tribune. Retrieved August 7, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Ballot Measure 88 goes down in flames! Protect Oregon Driver Licences. Archived from the original November 9, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Dana Tims (November 4, 2014) Measure 88's driver cards: Oregon election results 2014 The Oregonian. Archived from the original November 9, 204
  4. ^ "Official Results November 4, 2014 General Election" (PDF).