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Home > State > Elections > History > Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1908-1910

Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1908-1910

1912-1914

 

Key: *Adopted; L-Referred by the Legislature; I-Submitted by initiative petition; R-Referendum by petition.

 

 

Election Date

Meas.#

Ballot Title

Yes

 

No

 

 

June 1, 1908

1.

To Increase Compensation of Legislators from $120 to $400 Per Session--L1

19,691

68,892

 

2.

Permitting Location of State Institutions at Places Other than the State Capitol--L1

*41,975

40,868

 

3.

Reorganization System of Courts and Increasing the Number of Supreme Judges from Three to Five--L1

30,243

50,591

 

4.

Changing Date of General Elections from June to November--L1

*65,728

18,590

 

5.

Giving Sheriffs Control of County Prisoners--R

*60,443

30,033

 

6.

Requiring Railroads to Give Public Officials Free Passes--R

28,856

59,406

 

7.

Appropriating $100,000 for Building Armories--R

33,507

54,848

 

8.

Increasing Annual Appropriation for University of Oregon from $47,500 to $125,000--R

*44,115

40,535

 

9.

Equal Suffrage--I1

36,858

58,670

 

10.

Fishery Law Proposed by Fishwheel Operators--I2

*46,582

40,720

 

11.

Giving Cities Control of Liquor Selling, Poolrooms, Theaters, etc., subject to local option law--I1

39,442

52,346

 

12.

Modified Form of Single Tax Amendment--I1

32,066

60,871

 

13.

Recall Power on Public Officials--I1

*58,381

31,002

 

14.

Instructing Legislature to Vote for People Choice for United States Senator--I2

*69,668

21,162

 

15.

Authorizing Proportional Representation Law--I1

*48,868

34,128

 

16.

Corrupt Practices Act Governing Elections--I2

*54,042

31,301

 

17.

Fishery Law Proposed by Gillnet Operators--I2

*56,130

30,280

 

18.

Requiring Indictment To Be By Grand Jury--I1

*52,214

28,487

 

19.

Creating Hood River County--I2

*43,948

26,778

 

 

November 8, 1910

1.

Permitting Female Taxpayers to Vote--I1

35,270

59,065

 

2.

Establishing Branch Insane Asylum in Eastern Oregon--L2

*50,134

41,504

 

3.

Calling Convention to Revise State Constitution--L2

23,143

59,974

 

4.

Providing Separate Districts for Election of Each State Senator and Representative--L1

24,000

54,252

 

5.

Repealing Requirements That All Taxes Shall Be Equal and Uniform--L1

37,619

40,172

 

6.

Permitting Organized Districts to Vote Bonds for Construction of Railroads by Such Districts--L1

32,884

46,070

 

7.

Authorizing Collection of State and County Taxes on Separate Classes of Property--L1

31,629

41,692

 

8.

Requiring Baker County to Pay $1,000 a Year to Circuit Judge in Addition to His State Salary--R

13,161

71,503

 

9.

Creating Nesmith County From Parts of Lane and Douglas--I2

22,866

60,951

 

10.

To Establish a State Normal School at Monmouth--I2

*50,191

40,044

 

11.

Creating Otis County From Parts of Harney, Malheur and Grant--I2

17,426

62,016

 

12.

Annexing Part of Clackamas County to Multnomah--I2

16,250

69,002

 

13.

Creating Williams County From Parts of Lane and Douglas--I2

14,508

64,090

 

14.

Permitting People of Each County to Regulate Taxation for County Purposes and Abolishing Poll Taxes--I1

*44,171

42,127

 

15.

Giving Cities and Towns Exclusive Power to Regulate Liquor Traffic Within Their Limits--I1

*53,321

50,779

 

16.

For Protection of Laborers in Hazardous Employment, Fixing Employers' Liability, etc.--I2

*56,258

33,943

 

17.

Creating Orchard County From Part of Umatilla--I2

15,664

62,712

 

18.

Creating Clark County From Part of Grant--I2

15,613

61,704

 

19.

To Establish State Normal School at Weston--I2

40,898

46,201

 

20.

To Annex Part of Washington County to Multnomah--I2

14,047

68,221

 

21.

To Establish State Normal School at Ashland--I2

38,473

48,655

 

22.

Prohibiting Liquor Traffic--I1

43,540

61,221

 

23.

Prohibiting the Sale of Liquors and Regulating Shipments of Same, and Providing for Search for Liquor--I2

42,651

63,564

 

24.

Creating Board to Draft Employers' Liability Law for Submission to Legislature--I2

32,224

51,719

 

25.

Prohibiting Taking of Fish in Rogue River Except With Hook and Line--I2

*49,712

33,397

 

26.

Creating Deschutes County Out of Part of Crook--I2

17,592

60,486

 

27.

Bill for General Law Under Which New Counties May Be Created or Boundaries Changed--I2

37,129

42,327

 

28.

Permitting Counties to Vote Bonds for Permanent Road Improvement--I1

*51,275

32,906

 

29.

Permitting Voters in Direct Primaries to Express Choice for President and Vice President, to Select Delegates to National Convention and Nominate Candidates for Presidential Electors--I2

*43,353

41,624

 

30.

Creating Board of People's Inspectors of Government, Providing for Reports of Board in Official State Gazette to be Mailed to All Registered Voters Bi-monthly--I2

29,955

52,538

 

31.

Extending Initiative and Referendum, Making Term of Members of Legislature Six Years, Increasing Salaries, Requiring Proportional Representation in Legislature, Election of President of Senate and Speaker of House Outside of Members, etc.--I1

37,031

44,366

 

32.

Permitting Three-Fourths Verdict in Civil Cases--I1

*44,538

39,399

 

0Repeal of federal prohibition amendment.
1Constitutional amendment.
2Statutory enactment.
3Required communication to federal officials on behalf of people of Oregon.
4Tri-county measure voted on in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties.
5Advisory vote for legislators' information.

 

1912-1914