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Home > State > Elections > History > Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1916-1921

Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1916-1921

1922-1928

 

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

 

 

Election Date

Meas.#

Ballot Title

Yes

 

No

 

 

November 7, 1916

1.

Single Item Veto Amendment--L1

*141,773

53,207

 

2.

Ship Tax Exemption Amendment--L1

*119,652

65,410

 

3.

Negro and Mulatto Suffrage Amendment--L1

100,027

100,701

 

4.

Full Rental Value Land Tax and Homemakers' Loan Fund Amendment--I1

43,390

154,980

 

5.

For Pendleton Normal School and Ratifying Location Certain State Institutions--I1

96,829

109,523

 

6.

Anti-compulsory Vaccination Bill--I2

99,745

100,119

 

7.

Bill Repealing and Abolishing the Sunday Closing Law--I2

*125,836

93,076

 

8.

Permitting Manufacture and Regulating Sale 4 Percent Malt Liquors--I1

85,973

140,599

 

9.

Prohibition Amendment Forbidding Importation of Intoxicating Liquors for Beverage Purposes--I1

*114,932

109,671

 

10.

Rural Credits Amendment--I1

*107,488

83,887

 

11.

State-wide Tax and Indebtedness Limitation Amendment--I1

*99,536

84,031

 

 

June 4, 1917
(Special Election)

1.

Authorizing Ports to Create Limited Indebtedness to Encourage Water Transportation--L1

*67,445

54,864

 

2.

Limiting Number of Bills Introduced and Increasing Pay of Legislators--L1

22,276

103,238

 

3.

Declaration Against Implied Repeal of Constitutional Provisions by Amendments Thereto--L1

37,187

72,445

 

4.

Uniform Tax Classification Amendment--L1

*62,118

53,245

 

5.

Requiring Election City, Town and State Officers at Same Time--L1

*83,630

42,296

 

6.

Four Hundred Thousand Dollar Tax Levy for a New Penitentiary--L2

46,666

86,165

 

7.

Six Million Dollar State Road Bond Issue and Highway Bill--L2

*77,316

63,803

 

 

November 5, 1918

1.

Establishing and Maintaining Southern and Eastern Oregon Normal Schools--L1

49,935

66,070

 

2.

Establishing Dependent, Delinquent and Defective Children's Home, Appropriating Money Therefor--L2

43,441

65,299

 

3.

Prohibiting Seine and Setnet Fishing in Rogue River and Tributaries--R

45,511

50,227

 

4.

Closing the Willamette River to Commercial Fishing South of Oswego--R

*55,555

40,908

 

5.

Delinquent Tax Notice Bill--I2

*66,652

41,594

 

6.

Fixing Compensation for Publication of Legal Notice--I2

*50,073

41,816

 

7.

Authorizing Increase in Amount of Levy of State Taxes for Year 1919 (submitted by state tax commission under chapter 150, Laws 1917)

41,364

56,974

 

 

June 3, 1919
(Special Election)

1.

Six Percent County Indebtedness for Permanent Roads Amendment--L1

*49,728

33,561

 

2.

Industrial and Reconstruction Hospital Amendment--L1

38,204

40,707

 

3.

State Bond Payment of Irrigation and Drainage District Bond Interest--L1

*43,010

35,948

 

4.

Five Million Dollar Reconstruction Bonding Amendment--L1

39,130

40,580

 

5.

Lieutenant Governor Constitutional Amendment--L1

32,653

46,861

 

6.

The Roosevelt Coast Military Highway Bill--L2

*56,966

29,159

 

7.

Reconstruction Bonding Bill--L2

37,294

42,792

 

8.

Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Educational Financial Aid Bill--L2

*49,158

33,513

 

9.

Market Roads Tax Bill--L2

*53,191

28,039

 

 

May 21, 1920
(Special Election)

1.

Extending Eminent Domain Over Roads and Ways--L1

*100,256

35,655

 

2.

Limitation of 4 Percent State Indebtedness for Permanent Roads--L1

*93,392

46,084

 

3.

Restoring Capital Punishment--L1

*81,756

64,589

 

4.

Crook and Curry Counties Bonding Amendment--L1

*72,378

36,699

 

5.

Successor to Governor--L1

*78,241

56,946

 

6.

Higher Educational Tax Act--L2

*102,722

46,577

 

7.

Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Educational Aid Revenue Bill--L2

*91,294

50,482

 

8.

State Elementary School Fund Tax--L2

*110,263

39,593

 

9.

Blind School Tax Measure--L2

*115,337

30,739

 

 

November 2, 1920

1.

Compulsory Voting and Registration Amendment--L1

61,258

131,603

 

2.

Constitutional Amendment Regulating Legislative Sessions and the Payment of Legislators--L1

80,342

85,524

 

3.

Oleomargarine Bills--R

67,101

119,126

 

4.

Single Tax Constitutional Amendment--I1

37,283

147,426

 

5.

Fixing Term of Certain County Officers--I1

*97,854

80,983

 

6.

Port of Portland Dock Commission Consolidation--I2

80,493

84,830

 

7.

Anti-compulsory Vaccination Amendment--I1

63,018

127,570

 

8.

Constitutional Amendment Fixing Legal Rate of Interest in Oregon--I1

28,976

158,673

 

9.

Roosevelt Bird Refuge--I2

78,961

107,383

 

10.

Divided Legislative Session Constitutional Amendment--I1

57,791

101,179

 

11.

State Market Commission Act--I2

51,605

119,464

 

 

June 7, 1921
(Special Election)

1.

Legislative Regulation and Compensation Amendment--L1

42,924

72,596

 

2.

World War Veterans' State Aid Fund, Constitutional Amendment--L1

*88,219

37,866

 

3.

Emergency Clause Veto Constitutional Amendment--L1

*62,621

45,537

 

4.

Hygiene Marriage Examination and License Bill--L2

56,858

65,793

 

5.

Women Jurors and Revised Jury Law--L2

*59,882

59,265

 

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.

 

1922-1928