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Home > State > Elections > History > Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1930-1936

Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1930-1936

1938-1947

 

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

 

 

Election Date

Meas.#

Ballot Title

Yes

 

No

 

 

November 4, 1930

1.

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

*96,061

74,892

 

2.

State Cabinet Form of Government Constitutional Amendment--L1

51,248

135,412

 

3.

Bonus Loan Constitutional Amendment--L1

92,602

101,785

 

4.

Motor Vehicle License Tax Constitutional Amendment--L1

71,557

115,480

 

5.

Motor Vehicle License Tax Constitutional Amendment--L1

63,683

111,441

 

6.

Constitutional Amendment for Filling Vacancies in the Legislature--L1

*85,836

76,455

 

7.

Legislators' Compensation Constitutional Amendment--L1

70,937

108,070

 

8.

Two Additional Circuit Judges Bill--R

39,770

137,549

 

9.

Income Tax Bill--R

*105,189

95,207

 

10.

Anti-cigarette Constitutional Amendment--I1

54,231

156,265

 

11.

Rogue River Fishing Constitutional Amendment--I1

96,596

99,490

 

12.

Lieutenant Governor Constitutional Amendment--I1

92,707

95,277

 

13.

People's Water and Power Utility Districts Constitutional Amendment--I1

*117,776

84,778

 

 

November 8, 1932

1.

Taxpayer Voting Qualification Amendment--L1

*189,321

124,160

 

2.

Amendment Authorizing Criminal Trials Without Juries by Consent of Accused--L1

*191,042

111,872

 

3.

Six Percent Tax Limitation Amendment--L1

*149,833

121,852

 

4.

Oleomargarine Tax Bill--R

131,273

200,496

 

5.

Bill Prohibiting Commercial Fishing on the Rogue River--R

127,445

180,527

 

6.

Higher Education Appropriation Bill--R

58,076

237,218

 

7.

Bill to Repeal State Prohibition Law of Oregon--I2

*206,619

138,775

 

8.

The Freight Truck and Bus Bill--I2

151,790

180,609

 

9.

Bill Moving University, Normal and Law Schools, Establishing Junior Colleges--I2

47,275

292,486

 

10.

Tax and Debt Control Constitutional Amendment--I1

99,171

162,552

 

11.

Tax Supervising and Conservation Bill--I2

117,940

154,206

 

12.

Personal Income Tax Law Amendment--I2

144,502

162,468

 

13.

State Water Power and Hydroelectric Constitutional Amendment--I1

*168,937

130,494

 

 

July 21, 1933
(Special Election)

1.

An Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America--L0

*136,713

72,854

 

2.

Soldiers and Sailors Bonus Limitation Amendment--L1

*113,267

75,476

 

3.

County Manager Form of Government Constitutional Amendment--L1

66,425

117,148

 

4.

Prosecution by Information and Grand Jury Modification Amendment--L1

67,192

110,755

 

5.

Debt and Taxation Limitations for Municipal Corporations Constitutional Amendment--L1

82,996

91,671

 

6.

State Power Fund Bonds--L2

73,756

106,153

 

7.

Sales Tax Bill--L2

45,603

167,512

 

8.

Repeal of Oregon Prohibition Constitutional Amendment--L1

*143,044

72,745

 

9.

Oleomargarine Tax Bill--R

66,880

144,542

 

 

May 18, 1934
(Special Election)

1.

County Indebtedness and Funding Bond Constitutional Amendment--L1

83,424

96,629

 

2.

Criminal Trial Without Jury and Non-unanimous Verdict Constitutional Amendment--L1

*117,446

83,430

 

3.

Bill Authorizing a State Tuberculosis Hospital in Multnomah County--L2

*104,459

98,815

 

4.

Bill Authorizing a State Insane Hospital in Multnomah County--L2

92,575

108,816

 

5.

School Relief Sales Tax Bill--R

64,677

156,182

 

 

November 6, 1934

1.

Grange Power Bill--R

124,518

139,283

 

2.

Limitations of Taxes on Taxable Property Constitutional Amendment--I1

100,565

161,644

 

3.

Healing Arts Constitutional Amendment--I1

70,626

191,836

 

 

January 31, 1936
(Special Election)

1.

Bill Changing Primary Elections to September With Other Resulting Changes--L2

61,270

155,922

 

2.

Compensation of Members of the Legislature Constitutional Amendment--L1

28,661

184,332

 

3.

Sales Tax Bill--L2

32,106

187,319

 

4.

Bill Authorizing Student Activity Fees in State Higher Educational Institutions--R

50,971

163,191

 

 

November 3, 1936

1.

Bill Amending Old Age Assistance Act of 1935--R

174,293

179,236

 

2.

Amendment Forbidding Prevention or Regulation of Certain Advertising If Truthful--I1

100,141

222,897

 

3.

Tax Limitation Constitutional Amendment for School Districts Having 100,000 Population--I1

112,546

203,693

 

4.

Noncompulsory Military Training Bill--I2

131,917

214,246

 

5.

Amendment Limiting and Reducing Permissible Taxes on Tangible Property--I1

79,604

241,042

 

6.

State Power Bill--I2

131,489

208,179

 

7.

State Hydroelectric Temporary Administrative Board Constitutional Amendment--I1

100,356

208,741

 

8.

State Bank Bill--I2

82,869

250,777

 

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.

 

1938-1947