All four Oregon ballot measures expected to pass, two called by AP on Wednesday

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Adriana Gutierrez, News Reporter

Oregon residents voted for or against four measures on the ballot for the 2022 midterm elections. As of midday Thursday, two measures have been passed, and the other two are projected to pass as the rest of ballots are counted.

On the docket are issues of state-wide health care, removing constitutional language with racist rhetoric, holding government officials accountable for their absences and new permitting structures for residents who wish to purchase firearms as well as limitations on the capabilities of ammunition magazines. 

Listed below are the measures, percentages voted on each side, whether they passed and the percentage of votes reported as of noon on Thursday.

Measure 111: “Amends the Oregon Constitution to add that the state ‘ensure that every resident of Oregon has access to cost-effective, clinically appropriate and affordable health care as a fundamental right.’”

Projected to pass, according to the Associated Press.

Percentage of votes reported: 70%

Votes Y: 50.3% or 764,314 votes

Votes N: 49.7% or 756,544 votes

Measure 112: Repeals language allowing slavery or involuntary servitude as criminal punishments and authorizes an Oregon court or a probation or parole agency to order alternatives to incarceration for a convicted individual”

Passed, called by the Associated Press.

Percentage of votes reported: 70%

Votes Y: 55.2% or 842,088 votes

Votes N: 44.8% or 683,672 votes

Measure 113: Excludes state legislators from re-election for unexcused legislative absenteeism”

Passed, called by the Associated Press.

Percentage of votes reported: 71%

Votes Y: 68.1% or 1,044,755 votes

Votes N: 31.9% or 488,748 votes 

Measure 114: Enacts a law outlining a procedure to apply for a permit-to-purchase a firearm and prohibits ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds”

Projected to pass, according to the Associated Press.

Percentage of votes reported: 72% Votes Y: 50.8% or 793,015 votes

Votes N: 49.2% or 767,077 votes