1908 ballot measures

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1909
1907

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1908 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Referendum 1 Gov't Finance Allows state bonded indebtedness to pay for outstanding warrants Defeatedd
LRCA Referendum 2 Gov't Salaries Regards the salaries of state officers and judges Defeatedd
LRCA Referendum 3 Gov't Salaries Regards the salaries of county, precinct and other officers Defeatedd

Florida

See also: Florida 1908 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary States the Legislature shall set judicial salaries Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Education Provides for a 1 mill tax to support and maintain several educational institutions Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Judiciary Relates to allowing additional judicial circuits Defeatedd

Idaho

See also: Idaho 1908 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 3 Judiciary Abolishes the Probate Court, extends jurisdiction of District Court Approveda
LRCA HJR 10 Local Gov't Permits County Assessors and Tax Collectors to employ deputies / clerical as required Approveda

Maine

See also: Maine 1908 ballot measures

September 14
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Initiative and Referendum Direct Democracy Provides for people's veto and direct initiatives Approveda
LRCA Const. Revision Election Direct Democracy Provides for legislatively-referred constitutional amendments to be voted on in September elections Approveda

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1908 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Limits exemption of church property from taxation Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Permits unlimited taxation for roads and bridges Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Insurance Authorizes state hail insurance Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Education Establishes qualifications for county superintendent of schools Defeatedd

Montana

See also: Montana 1908 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of gov't Creates a state depository board Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Increases the tax levy Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 1 Bonds Creates a state bond for higher education Approveda

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1908 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Referendum Judiciary Increases number of supreme court justices from three to five Approveda
LRCA Referendum Admin of Gov't Sets minimum state land prices at no less than the appraised value and no less than $10 per acre Approveda
LRCA Referendum Education Limits the ways the school fund can be invested Approveda

Ohio

See also: Ohio 1908 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Ends the "uniform rule" and allow for classification of property for taxation purposes Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Legislature Provides that regular sessions of General Assembly commence on the first Monday in January after it is chosen Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 State Exec Provides for repassage of bills vetoed by the governor with two-thirds approval of the members of both houses Defeatedd

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1908 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 1 Alcohol Establishes state local agencies for the sale of alcohol for medical and scientific purposes Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 2 Property Establishes a Torrens Land Title Registration System Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 3 Capitals Dictates that the permanent location of State Capitol be decided by voters Defeatedd
LRSS State Question 4 Capitals Allows the state to select and secure a site for the state capital Defeatedd
CISS State Question 5 Property Allows for the sale of public lands Defeatedd

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1908 ballot measures

June 1
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Gov't Salaries Increases the compensation of legislators from $120 to $400 for each regular session and from $3 plus mileage to $10 for each day of a special session Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 Capitals Allows state institutions to be located outside of the state capital Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Judiciary Increases the number of judges on the Supreme Court to five and authorizes the legislature to reorganize the powers between circuit courts and county courts Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 4 Elections Moves the general biennial election from June to November Approveda
VR Measure 5 Prisons Provides for the compensation of prison employees and regulates prison labor and costs spent on prisoners' food and boarding Approveda
VR Measure 6 Transportation Requires railway firms to grant free transportation to public officers, as a precedent condition for these firms to acquire land via eminent domain Defeatedd
VR Measure 7 Gov't Finances Appropriates $100,000 over four years to be used for purchasing land and building armories for the Oregon National Guard Defeatedd
VR Measure 8 Gov't Finances Increases the annual appropriation for the University of Oregon from $47,500 to $125,000 Approveda
CICA Measure 9 Suffrage Grants women the right to vote in Oregon Defeatedd
CISS Measure 10 Hunt & Fish Restricts fishing for salmon and sturgeon in certain watersheds for conservation purposes Approveda
CICA Measure 11 Alcohol Gives voters the ability to license, regulate, tax and prohibit the sale of liquors within their municipalities Defeatedd
CICA Measure 12 Taxes Exempts farm housing, equipment, livestock and crops from taxation Defeatedd
CICA Measure 13 Recall Empowers voters to call for a special election to recall an elected official and to elect the official's successor Approveda
CISS Measure 14 Elections Instructs state legislature to vote for and elect the candidate for the US Senate who received the highest number of votes in an election Approveda
CICA Measure 15 Elections Empowers state legislature or voters to devise alternative and more inclusive methods of electing public officials Approveda
CISS Measure 16 Elections Limits campaign contributions, creates punishments for the “corrupting use of money,” prohibits election day attempts to persuade voters and requires the public furnishing of information to voters Approveda
CISS Measure 17 Hunt & Fish Prohibits fishing for salmon and sturgeon, except with hook and line, in the tributaries of the Columbia River and Sandy River and prohibits any fishing for salmon during spawning season in these rivers Approveda
CICA Measure 18 Trials Mandates that no person shall be charged of any crime without indictment by a grand jury and provides methods for selecting jurors Approveda
CISS Measure 19 Local Gov't Creates the County of Hood River Approveda

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1908 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Attorney General's Salary Referendum Gov't Salaries Makes the attorney general's salary equivalent to the other state officers listed in Section 12 of Article 4 Defeatedd
LRCA Revise Taxation Articles Referendum Taxes Revises the Revenue and Finance article of the state constitution Defeatedd
IndISS Local Liquor Option Initiative Alcohol Provides for the licensing, restriction and regulation of intoxicating liquors and spirits by local governments Defeatedd
VR Action for Divorce Referendum Divorce & Custody Requires one year residence in state before commencement of divorce proceedings Approveda
VR Protection of Quail Referendum Hunt & Fish Prohibits quail hunting until October 1, 1912; indefinitely prohibits quail nest and egg destruction Approveda
VR Against Sunday Performance Referendum Sunday Prohibits most performances and sporting events on Sundays Approveda

Washington

See also: Washington 1908 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment to VII Taxes Affects the assessment and taxation of property Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment to I.16 Eminent Domain Affects the exercise of the power of eminent domain Defeatedd

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1908 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Taxes Allows for a graduated income tax system Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Transportation Allows the state to fund public highway construction and improvement Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Admin of Gov't Increase the time in which the governor has to approve or veto a legislative bill from three to six days Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Suffrage Requires full U.S. citizenship to have the right to vote Approveda