1917 ballot measures

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See also: Maine 1917 ballot measures

September 10
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposed Amendment No. 1 Suffrage Grants women equal suffrage with men Defeatedd
LRCA Proposed Amendment No. 2 Local Gov't Empowers Governor to removed and replace sheriffs Approveda
LRCA Proposed Amendment No. 3 Elections Grants Legislature the power to authorize division of towns into more than one election district Defeatedd
LRCA Proposed Amendment No. 4 War & Peace Requires all commissioned officers of the militia be appointed and commissioned by the Governor Defeatedd
LRCA Proposed Amendment No. 5 Redistricting Allows representation in the House of Representatives to remain as formerly in the event of the merger of towns and cities Approveda


See also: Ohio 1917 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Alcohol Prohibits the sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage Defeatedd
VR Referendum 1 Suffrage Allows women to vote for president electors Defeatedd


See also: Oregon 1917 ballot measures

June 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Gov't Finances Authorizes municipalities to become indebted, upon a majority vote by constituents, to aid water transportation lines between ports and establish water transportation on the interior rivers of Oregon Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Legislature Limits the number of bills introduced at any session of the Legislative Assembly to four from members and three from committees and increases the salaries of legislators from $3.00 to $6.00 per day Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 3 Admin of Gov't Mandates that all constitutional amendments be worded in such a way as to avoid creating conflicting provisions and that no amendment shall render any other ineffective without specifically repealing the conflicting amendment Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 4 Taxes Provides for uniform taxation of all property of the same class Approveda
LRCA Measure 5 Elections Requires municipalities to hold their primary and general elections for local candidates at the same times as the primary and general elections of candidates for state offices Approveda
LRSS Measure 6 Prisons Authorizes the construction of a new $400,000 State Penitentiary and levies a tax for four years to pay for it Defeatedd
LRSS Measure 7 Bonds Authorizes the State Highway Commission to issue bonds not exceeding six million dollars over five years for the construction and maintenance of hard-surface roads Approveda


See also: Texas 1917 ballot measures

August 21
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Environment Provides for the conservation and development of natural resources Approveda