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Home > State > Elections > History > Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1958-1970

Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1958-1970

1972-1978

 

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, 1958

1.

Fixing State Boundaries--L1

*399,396

114,318

 

2.

Increasing Funds for War Veterans' Loans--L1

232,246

318,685

 

3.

Salaries of State Legislators--L1

236,000

316,437

 

4.

Capital Punishment Bill--L1

264,434

276,487

 

5.

Financing Urban Redevelopment Projects--L1

221,330

268,716

 

6.

Modifying County Debt Limitation--L1

*252,347

224,426

 

7.

Special Grand Jury Bill--L1

*357,792

136,745

 

8.

Authorizes Different Use of State Institution--L1

*303,282

193,177

 

9.

Temporary Appointment and Assignment of Judges--L1

*373,466

125,898

 

10.

State Power Development--L1

218,662

291,210

 

11.

County Home Rule Amendment--L1

*311,516

157,023

 

12.

Authorizing Discontinuing Certain State Tuberculosis Hospitals--L1

*319,790

195,945

 

13.

Persons Eligible to Serve in Legislature--I1

*320,751

201,700

 

 

May 20, 1960

1.

Salaries of State Legislators--L1

250,456

.281,542

 

 

November 8, 1960

1.

Fixing Commencement of Legislators' Term--L1

*579,022

92,187

 

2.

Daylight Saving Time--L2

357,499

393,652

 

3.

Financing Urban Redevelopment Projects--L1

*335,792

312,187

 

4.

Permitting Prosecution by Information or Indictment--L1

306,190

340,197

 

5.

Authorizing Legislature to Propose Revised Constitution--L1

*358,367

289,895

 

6.

State Bonds for Higher Education Facilities--L1

*467,557

233,759

 

7.

Voter Qualification Amendment--L1

*508,108

183,977

 

8.

Authorizing Bonds for State Building Program--L1

232,250

433,515

 

9.

Compulsory Retirement for Judges--L1

*578,471

123,283

 

10.

Elective Offices: When to Become Vacant--L1

*486,019

169,865

 

11.

Financing Improvements in Home Rule Counties--L1

*399,210

222,736

 

12.

Continuity of Government in Enemy Attack--L1

*578,266

88,995

 

13.

War Veterans' Bonding and Loan Amendment--L1

*415,931

266,630

 

14.

Personal Income Tax Bill--R

115,610

570,025

 

15.

Billboard Control Measure--I2

261,735

475,290

 

 

May 18, 1962

1.

Six Percent Limitation Amendment--L1

141,728

262,140

 

2.

Salaries of State Legislators--L1

*241,171

178,749

 

 

November 6, 1962

1.

Reorganize State Militia--L1

*312,680

234,440

 

2.

Forest Rehabilitation Debt Limit Amendment--L1

*323,799

199,174

 

3.

Permanent Road Debt Limit Amendment--L1

*319,956

200,236

 

4.

Power Development Debt Limit Amendment--L1

*298,255

208,755

 

5.

State Courts Creation and Jurisdiction--L1

*307,855

193,487

 

6.

Daylight Saving Time--L2

*388,154

229,661

 

7.

Constitutional Six Percent Limitation Amendment--L1

*270,637

219,509

 

8.

Legislative Apportionment Constitutional Amendment--I1

197,322

325,182

 

9.

Repeals School District Reorganization Law--I2

206,540

320,917

 

 

October 15, 1963
(Special Election)

1.

Personal and Corporation Income Tax Bill--R

103,737

.362,845

 

 

May 15, 1964

1.

Authorizing Bonds for Education Building Program--L1

*327,220

.252,372

 

 

November 3, 1964

1.

Capital Punishment Bill--L1

*455,654

302,105

 

2.

Leasing Property for State Use--L1

*477,031

238,241

 

3.

Amending State Workmen's Compensation Law--I2

205,182

549,414

 

4.

Prohibiting Commercial Fishing for Salmon, Steelhead--I2

221,797

534,731

 

 

May 24, 1966

1.

Cigarette Tax Bill--L2

*310,743

181,957

 

2.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Constitutional Amendment--L1

197,096

267,319

 

 

November 8, 1966

1.

Public Transportation System Employes Constitutional Amendment--L1

*468,103

123,964

 

2.

State Bonds for Educational Facilities--L1

237,282

332,983

 

 

May 28, 1968

1.

Common School Fund Constitutional Amendment--L1

*372,915

226,191

 

2.

Constitutional Amendment Changing Initiative--Referendum Requirements--L1

*321,731

244,750

 

3.

Higher Education and Community College Bonds--L1

*353,383

261,014

 

 

November 5, 1968

1.

Constitutional Amendment Broadening Veterans Loan Eligibility--L1

*651,250

96,065

 

2.

Constitutional Amendment for Removal of Judges--L1

*690,989

56,973

 

3.

Empowering Legislature to Extend Ocean Boundaries--L1

*588,166

143,768

 

4.

Constitutional Amendment Broadening County Debt Limitation--L1

331,617

348,866

 

5.

Government Consolidation City-County Over 300,000--L1

*393,789

278,483

 

6.

Bond Issue to Acquire Ocean Beaches--I1

315,175

464,140

 

7.

Constitutional Amendment Changing Property Tax Limitation--I1

276,451

503,443

 

 

June 3, 1969
(Special Election)

1.

Property Tax Relief and Sales Tax--L1

65,077

.504,274

 

 

May 26, 1970

1.

Capital Construction Bonds for State Government--L1

190,257

300,126

 

2.

Repeals "White Foreigner" Section of Constitution--L1

*326,374

168,464

 

3.

Revised Constitution for Oregon--L1

182,074

322,682

 

4.

Pollution Control Bonds--L1

*292,234

213,835

 

5.

Lowers Oregon Voting Age to 19--L1

202,018

336,527

 

6.

Local School Property Tax Equalization Measure--L1

180,602

323,189

 

 

November 3, 1970

1.

Constitutional Amendment Concerning Convening of Legislature--L1

261,428

340,104

 

2.

Automatic Adoption, Federal Income Tax Amendments--L1

*342,138

269,467

 

3.

Constitutional Amendment Concerning County Debt Limitation--L1

283,659

294,186

 

4.

Investing Funds Donated to Higher Education--L1

*332,188

268,588

 

5.

Veterans' Loan Amendment--L1

*481,031

133,564

 

6.

Limits Term of Defeated Incumbents--L1

*436,897

158,409

 

7.

Constitutional Amendment Authorizing Education Bonds--L1

269,372

318,651

 

8.

Allows Penal Institutions Anywhere in Oregon--L1

*352,771

260,100

 

9.

Scenic Waterways Bill--I2

*406,315

214,243

 

10.

New Property Tax Bases for Schools--I1

223,735

405,437

 

11.

Restricts Governmental Powers Over Rural Property--I1

272,765

342,503

 

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.

 

1972-1978