The Oregon constitution was voted on in 1857, in anticipation of statehood. Additional clauses were put to the popular vote on the prohibition of slavery, and the immigration of "Free Negroes" to the newly formed state. Statewide, the constitution, ban on slavery, and exclusion of African-Americans all passed. The ban on African-American immigrants remained in place until 1927.
The collection consists of a photostat copy of the polling record for an election held November 9, 1857, at the home of Joseph Young, of Young's Precinct, Clackamas County. Votes were cast on: adoption of the Oregon Constitution (Yes 21-3), slavery (No 19-3), and allowing "free negroes" to reside in Oregon (No 20-3).
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[Identification of item], Clackamas County polling record, CA 1857 Nov 9, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.