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Home > State > Elections > History > Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1912-1914

Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1912-1914

1916-1921

 

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

 

 

Election Date

Meas.#

Ballot Title

Yes

 

No

 

 

November 5, 1912

1.

Equal Suffrage Amendment--I1

*61,265

57,104

 

2.

Creating Office of Lieutenant Governor--L1

50,562

61,644

 

3.

Divorce of Local and State Taxation--L1

51,582

56,671

 

4.

Permitting Different Tax Rates on Classes of Property--L1

52,045

54,483

 

5.

Repeal of County Tax Option--L1

*63,881

47,150

 

6.

Majority Rule on Constitutional Amendments--L1

32,934

70,325

 

7.

Double Liability on Bank Stockholders--L1

*82,981

21,738

 

8.

Statewide Public Utilities Regulation--R

*65,985

40,956

 

9.

Creating Cascade County--I2

26,463

71,239

 

10.

Millage Tax for University and Agricultural College--I2

48,701

57,279

 

11.

Majority Rule on Initiated Laws--I1

35,721

68,861

 

12.

County Bond and Road Construction Act--Grange Bill--I2

49,699

56,713

 

13.

Creating State Highway Department--Grange Bill--I2

23,872

83,846

 

14.

Changing Date State Printer Bill Becomes Effective--I2

34,793

69,542

 

15.

Creating Office of Hotel Inspector--I2

16,910

91,995

 

16.

Eight-hour Day on Public Works--I2

*64,508

48,078

 

17.

Blue Sky Law--I2

48,765

57,293

 

18.

Relating to Employment of State Prisoners--I2

*73,800

37,492

 

19.

Relating to Employment of County and City Prisoners--I2

*71,367

37,731

 

20.

State Road Bonding Act--I2

30,897

75,590

 

21.

Limiting State Road Indebtedness--I1

*59,452

43,447

 

22.

County Bonding Act--I2

43,611

60,210

 

23.

Limiting County Road Indebtedness--I1

*57,258

43,858

 

24.

Providing Method for Consolidating Cities and Creating New Counties--I2

40,199

56,992

 

25.

Income Tax Amendment--I1

52,702

52,948

 

26.

Tax Exemption on Household Effects--I2

*60,357

51,826

 

27.

Tax Exemption on Moneys and Credits--I2

42,491

66,540

 

28.

Revising Inheritance Tax Laws--I2

38,609

63,839

 

29.

Freight Rates Act--I2

*58,306

45,534

 

30.

County Road Bonding Act--I1

38,568

63,481

 

31.

Abolishing Senate; Proxy Voting; U'Rren Constitution--I1

31,020

71,183

 

32.

Statewide Single Tax with Graduated Tax Provision--I1

31,534

82,015

 

33.

Abolishing Capital Punishment--I2

41,951

64,578

 

34.

Prohibits Boycotts and Pickets--I2

49,826

60,560

 

35.

Prohibits Use of Public Streets, Parks and Grounds in Cities over 5,000 Without Permit--I2

48,987

62,532

 

36.

Appropriation for University of Oregon--R

29,437

78,985

 

37.

Appropriation for University of Oregon--R

27,310

79,376

 

 

November 4, 1913
(Special Referendum Election)

1.

State University Building Repair Fund--R

*56,659

40,600

 

2.

University of Oregon New Building Appropriation--R

*53,569

43,014

 

3.

Sterilization Act--R

41,767

53,319

 

4.

County Attorney Act--R

*54,179

38,159

 

5.

Workmen's Compensation Act--R

*67,814

28,608

 

 

November 3, 1914

1.

Requiring Voters to be Citizens of the United States--L1

*164,879

39,847

 

2.

Creating Office of Lieutenant Governor--L1

52,040

143,804

 

3.

Permitting Certain City and County Boundaries to be Made Identical, and Governments Consolidated--L1

77,392

103,194

 

4.

Permitting State to Create an Indebtedness Not to Exceed Two Percent of Assessed Valuation for Irrigation and Power Projects and Development of Untilled Lands--L1

49,759

135,550

 

5.

Omitting Requirement that "All Taxation Shall Be Equal And Uniform"--L1

59,206

116,490

 

6.

Changing Existing Rule of Uniformity and Equality of Taxation--Authorizing Classification of Property for Taxation Purposes--L1

52,362

122,704

 

7.

To Establish State Normal School at Ashland--L2

84,041

109,643

 

8.

Enabling Incorporated Municipalities to Surrender Charters and To Be Merged in Adjoining City or Town--L1

*96,116

77,671

 

9.

To Establish State Normal School at Weston--L2

87,450

105,345

 

10.

Providing Compensation for Members of Legislature at Five Dollars Per Day--L1

41,087

146,278

 

11.

Universal Constitutional Eight Hour Day Amendment--I1

49,360

167,888

 

12.

Eight-hour Day and Room-Ventilation Law for Female Workers--I2

88,480

120,296

 

13.

Nonpartisan Judiciary Bill Prohibiting Party Nominations for Judicial Officers--I2

74,323

107,263

 

14.

$1500 Tax Exemption Amendment--I1

65,495

136,193

 

15.

Public Docks and Water Frontage Amendment--I1

67,128

114,564

 

16.

Municipal Wharves and Docks Bill--I2

67,110

111,113

 

17.

Prohibition Constitutional Amendment--I1

*136,842

100,362

 

18.

Abolishing Death Penalty--I1

*100,552

100,395

 

19.

Specific Personal Graduated Extra-tax Amendment of Article IX, Oregon Constitution--I1

59,186

124,943

 

20.

Consolidating Corporation and Insurance Departments--I2

55,469

120,154

 

21.

Dentistry Bill--I2

92,722

110,404

 

22.

County Officers Term Amendment--I1

82,841

107,039

 

23.

A Tax Code Commission Bill--I2

34,436

143,468

 

24.

Abolishing Desert Land Board and Reorganizing Certain State Offices--I2

32,701

143,366

 

25.

Proportional Representation Amendment to Oregon Constitution--I1

39,740

137,116

 

26.

State Senate Constitutional Amendment--I1

62,376

123,429

 

27.

Department of Industry and Public Works Amendment--I1

57,859

126,201

 

28.

Primary Delegate Election Bill--I2

25,058

153,638

 

29.

Equal Assessment and Taxation and $300 Exemption Amendment--I1

43,280

140,507

 

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.

 

1916-1921