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Home > State > Elections > History > Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1922-1928

Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1922-1928

1930-1936

 

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, 1922

1.

Amendment Permitting Linn County Tax Levy to Pay Outstanding Warrants--L1

*89,177

57,049

 

2.

Amendment Permitting Linn and Benton Counties to Pay Outstanding Warrants--L1

*86,547

53,844

 

3.

Single Tax Amendment--I1

39,231

132,021

 

4.

1925 Exposition Tax Amendment--I2

82,837

95,587

 

5.

Income Tax Amendment--I2

54,803

112,197

 

6.

Compulsory Education Bill--I2

*115,506

103,685

 

 

November 6, 1923
(Special Election)

1.

Income Tax Act--L2

*58,647

58,131

 

 

November 4, 1924

1.

Voters' Literacy Amendment--L1

*184,031

48,645

 

2.

Public Use and Welfare Amendment--L1

*134,071

65,133

 

3.

Bonus Amendment--L1

*131,199

92,446

 

4.

Oleomargarine Condensed Milk Bill--R

91,597

157,324

 

5.

Naturopath Bill--I2

75,159

122,839

 

6.

Workmen's Compulsory Compensation Law for Hazardous Occupations--I1

73,270

151,862

 

7.

Income Tax Repeal--I2

*123,799

111,055

 

 

November 2, 1926

1.

Klamath County Bonding Amendment--L1

*81,954

68,128

 

2.

Six Percent Limitation Amendment--L1

54,624

99,125

 

3.

Repeal of Free Negro and Mulatto Section of the Constitution--L1

*108,332

64,954

 

4.

Amendment Prohibiting Inheritance and Income Taxes--L1

59,442

121,973

 

5.

The Seaside Normal School Act--L2

47,878

124,811

 

6.

The Eastern Oregon State Normal School Act--L2

*101,327

80,084

 

7.

The Recall Amendment--L1

*100,324

61,307

 

8.

Curry County Bonding or Tax Levy Amendment--L1

*78,823

61,472

 

9.

Amendment Relating to Elections to Fill Vacancies in Public Offices--L1

*100,397

54,474

 

10.

Klamath and Clackamas County Bonding Amendment--L1

*75,229

61,718

 

11.

The Eastern Oregon Tuberculosis Hospital Act--L2

*131,296

48,490

 

12.

Cigarette and Tobacco Tax Bill--R

62,254

123,208

 

13.

Motor Bus and Truck Bill--R

*99,746

78,685

 

14.

Act Appropriating Ten Percent of Self-sustaining Boards' Receipts--R

46,389

97,460

 

15.

Income Tax Bill With Property Tax Offset--I2

50,199

122,512

 

16.

Bus and Truck Operating License Bill--I2

76,164

94,533

 

17.

Fish Wheel, Trap, Seine and Gillnet Bill--I2

*102,119

73,086

 

18.

Income Tax Bill--I2

83,991

93,997

 

19.

Oregon Water and Power Board Development Measure--I1

35,313

147,092

 

20.

Amendment Fixing Salaries of County Officers of Umatilla County--L2

1,988

2,646

 

21.

To Provide Salaries for Certain Officials of Clackamas County--L2

2,826

6,199

 

 

June 28, 1927
(Special Election)

1.

Repeal of Negro, Chinaman and Mulatto Suffrage Section of Constitution--L1

*69,373

41,887

 

2.

Portland School District Tax Levy Amendment--L1

46,784

55,817

 

3.

Criminal Information Amendment--L1

*64,956

38,774

 

4.

Legislators' Pay Amendment--L1

28,380

81,215

 

5.

Voters' Registration Amendment--L1

*55,802

49,682

 

6.

State and County Officers, Salary Amendment--L1

46,999

61,838

 

7.

City and County Consolidation Amendment--L1

41,309

57,613

 

8.

Veterans' Memorial and Armory Amendment--L1

25,180

80,476

 

9.

State Tax Limitation Amendment--L1

19,393

84,697

 

10.

Income Tax Bill--L2

48,745

67,039

 

11.

Property Assessment and Taxation Enforcement Bill--L2

31,957

70,871

 

12.

Nestucca Bay Fish Closing Bill--R

*53,684

47,552

 

 

November 6, 1928

1.

Five Cent Gasoline Tax Bill--I1

71,824

198,798

 

2.

Bill for Reduction of Motor Vehicle License Fees--I1

98,248

174,219

 

3.

Income Tax Bill--I2

118,696

132,961

 

4.

Limiting Power of Legislature Over Laws Approved by the People--I1

108,230

124,200

 

5.

Deschutes River Water and Fish Bill--I2

78,317

157,398

 

6.

Rogue River Water and Fish Bill--I2

79,028

156,009

 

7.

Umpqua River Water and Fish Bill--I2

76,108

154,345

 

8.

McKenzie River Water and Fish Bill--I2

77,974

153,418

 

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.

 

1930-1936