PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon voters rejected Measure 88, which would have granted driving privileges to Oregon residents who could not or do not want to prove they are legally living in the United States.
The driver's card would have allowed recipients to legally drive in the state for four years.
Currently, people who apply for Oregon driver's cards have to prove they are legal U.S. residents. Measure 88 would have allowed Oregon residents who have lived in the state for at least a year and otherwise comply with all Oregon requirements for driving a car to get the driver's card.
The driver's card would not have been proof of citizenship.
The estimated state costs are around $2.8 million for the first two years, but the state projects it will actually make money as the revenues for the same time period are projected to be $3.5 million and even more after that.