Oklahoma Ballot Measures (1908-1914)

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The following measures were filed for placement on the Oklahoma ballot between 1908 and 1914[1]. Click on the "State Question #" to view the text of the measure or other details.

In the table, "CICA" stands for citizen-initiated constitutional amendment, "CISS" stands for citizen-initiated state statute, "VR" stands for citizen-initiated veto referendum, "LRCA" stands for legislatively-referred constitutional amendment and "LRSS" stands for legislatively-referred state statute.

State Question # Type Initiativeor Referendum # Resolution or Bill # Citation Subject Disposition
1 LRCA 1 JR 3 Amending Const Intoxicating liquors for medical and scientific purposes Yes: 105,392; No: 121,573;
Date: 11/3/1908
2 LRCA 2 JR 3 Const Art. 5, Section 61 Torrens Land Title Registration System Yes: 114,394; No: 83,888;
Date: 11/3/1908
3 LRCA 3 HJR 11 Amends Const. Art. 21 Section 2 Location of State Capitol Yes: 120,352; No: 71,933;
Date: 11/3/1908
4 LRCA 4 SJR 8 -- State Capitol site Yes: 117,441; No: 75,792;
Date: 11/3/1908
SQ 5/CI 1 CISS 1 -- New Law Sale of public lands
(Note: This was Oklahoma's first citizen initiative)
Yes: 96,745; No: 110,840;
Date: 11/3/1908
6 VR -- -- New Law New Jerusalem District Yes: 84,366; No: 118,899;
Date: 11/8/1910
7 VR 5 -- Repealing SB 179 The time, manner and means of holding an election Abandoned
SQ 8/CI 3 CICA 3 -- Amend Sec. 1, of Art. 3, of the Constitution by striking thereforem the word "male" Women's suffrage Yes: 88,808; No: 128,928; Date: 11/8/1910
9 CISS 4 -- -- Locate the Oklahoma Institution for the feeble-minded in the "New Jersualem" District, and authorizing the procuring of temporary quarters for said institution pending its location and the erection of suitable building therefore Abandoned
10 CISS 5 -- -- To locate the state training school in the New Jerusalem District, and authorizing the Board of Control to secure temporary quarters for said school pending its final location and the erection of building for same Abandoned
11 Legislative 6 HB 362 Veto of HB 362 To create and locate the Eastern University Preparatory School at Claremore, Oklahoma Abandoned
12 Legislative 7 HB 87 Veto of HB 87 Locating the "Oklahoma Industrial Institute and Colleges for Girls" at Chickasha in the state of Oklahoma, and making an appropriation therefore Abandoned
13 Legislative 8 SB 83 Veto of SB 83 Creating a normal school at Ada, Oklahoma, and making an appropriation for the erection of suitable buidlings therefore Abandoned
14 CICA 6 - Amends Const., by adding to Art. 21 Authorizing the location of the State Capitol by Law No Election Held
15 CISS 7 -- Temporary location created through Enabling Act HR 12707 of 1906 Permanently locate State Capitol and creating a Board of Capitol Commission (1) Yes: 96,448; No: 64,522 (2) Guthrie 31,301; Oklahoma City 96,261; Shawnee 8,382; Oklahoma City majority 56,578;
Date: 6/11/1910
16 CICA 8 -- Amends Const. by adding to Sec. 49 to Art. 9 Railroad, transportation or transmission company Yes: 53,784; No: 108,205;
Date: 6/11/1910
SQ 17/
CI 10
CICA 10 -- Amend Const. by adding to Art. 3 to be known as Sec. 4a of SB 126 Literacy test for voting/applied only to blacks

Note: Struck down by U.S. Supreme Court
Yes: 135,443; No: 106,222;
Date: 8/2/1910
18 VR 9 -- Repealing Sec. 6, 7 and 16, Art. 1, Chapter 44 of Session Laws of Oklahoma 1907-1908 Initiative & Referendum Abandoned
19 VR 10 SCR 31 Amendment to the Constitution rejection SCR 31 Restrict the right of suffrage to person who can read and write Abandoned
20 VR 11 -- Sec. 1, 2 & 4, Art. 2 of SB 126 Initiative & Referendum Insufficient Signatures
21 VR 12 -- Repealing HB 125 General Elections Yes: 80,146; No: 106,459
SQ 22/CI 11 CICA 11 -- Amend Const. Sec. 7, Art. 1 [[Oklahoma Initiative 11 (1910)|Prohibition - Liquor in cities and towns Yes: 105,041; No: 126,118;
Date: 11/8/1910
23 LRCA 13 SJR 1 Amend Const. (no section specified) Public service corporation taxes Yes: 101,636; No: 43,133;
Date: 11/8/1910
24 LRCA 14 SJR 12 Amend Const. by adopting in lieu of Sec. 9, Art. 9 a new section Jurisdiction of public service corporations Yes: 83,169; No: 55,175;
Date: 11/8/1910
25 LRCA 15 SJR 4 Art. 9, new section To dispose, to acquire, to operate property of franchise of railroad, transportation or transmission comapnies, and also to excercise the right of eminent domain Yes: 41,768; No: 46,662;
Date: 4/25/1911
26 VR 16 -- Repealing all of Art. 1 & 2 of Chapter 69 of the 1907-1908 Session Laws and Sec. 24 of Art. 3 Grain alcohol for medical & scientific purposes. House Bill 18 to be vetoed by the people Abandoned
27 CICA 12 -- Const. Art. 6, Sec. 31 In Lieu of Section 31, Art. 6 creating a State Board of Agriculture Abandoned
28 CICA 13 -- Const. Art. 5, Sec. 9 Requiring 50 per centum of the total number of votes cast at the last general election for resubmission of an initiative amending the Constitution within a period of 5 years Abandoned
29 CICA 14 -- Const. Art. 5, Sec. 9 Requiring 50 per centum of the total number of votes cast at the last general election for resubmission of an initiative amending the Constitution within a period of 5 years Abandoned
30 CICA 15 -- Const. Art. 5, Sec. 6 Requiring 50 per centum of the total number of votes cast at the last general election for resubmission of an initiative amending the Constitution within a period of 5 years Abandoned
31 CICA 16 -- Const. Art. 5, Sec. 5A Intoxicating Liquors Abandoned
32 CISS 17 -- New Law State Institutions Abandoned
33 CISS 18 -- New Law Removing and Consolidating State Institutions Abandoned
34 CISS 19 -- New Law Removing Oklahoma State University from Norman and consolidate with Agricultural and Mechanical College at Stillwater Abandoned
35 CISS 20 -- None specified Abolishing the Colored Agricultural , Normal University at Langston and the Industrial Institute for Deaf, Blind and Orphans at Taft Oklahoma Abandoned
36 CISS 21 -- New Law State Institutions Withdrawn
37 CICA 22 -- Const. Art. 5, Sec. 5 Intoxicating Liquors Abandoned
38 CICA 23 -- Const. Art. 6, Sec. 31 Board of Agriculture Yes: 164530; No: 63586;
Date:
11/5/1912
39 CICA 24 -- Const. Art. 11 Consolidated School Fund Abandoned
40 CICA 25 -- Const. Art. 21 Sec. 2 Locate the State Capitol at Guthrie Yes: 86549; No: 103106; Needed to carry: 123714;
Date:
11/5/1912
41 CISS 26 -- New Law Direct Election of U.S. Senators Yes: 139844; No: 23400; Date: 8/6/1912
42 CICA 27 -- Repealing Art. 1 Chapter 31 of 1907-08 O.S., 4, 6-11, 18 , 19 & Sec. 1-5 of Chapter 106 O.S. 1910-11 Elections & Election Boards Abandoned
43 CICA 28 -- Repealing Art. 1 Chapter 31 of 1907-08 O.S., 4, 6-11, 18 , 19 & Sec. 1-5 of Chapter 106 O.S. 1910-11 Elections & Election Boards Abandoned
44 CICA 29 -- Const. Art. 5 Initiative and Referendum Voting Abandoned
45 LRCA 17 HJR 2 Const. Art. 10, Sec. 12 Taxes for Common Schools Yes: 100042; No: 65436; Needed to carry: 123714; Date: 11/5/1912
46 LRCA 18 SJR 3 Const. Art. 9, Sec. 9 Railroad, Tramsportation, or Transmission Company or Corporation Consolidations Yes: 59437; No: 35115; Date: 8/5/1913
47 VR 19 -- Veto Section 18 of HB 228 Health and Safety of Coal Miners Yes: 73345; No: 21559; Date: 8/5/1913
48 CISS 30 -- Repealing Chapter 119 of Session Laws of 1910 Legal & Contract Rates of Interest Abandoned
49 CISS 31 -- Repealing Art. 8 of Chapter 36; Art. 6, Chapters 36 & 103; Art. 3, Chapter 70 of Session Laws of 1909 Abolishing State Educational Institutions Abandoned
50 CISS 32 -- Repealing Art. 1 Chapter 31 of 1907-08 O.S., 4, 6-11, 18 , 19 & Sec. 1-5 of Chapter 106 O.S. 1910-11 Elections & Election Boards Abandoned
51 CISS 33 -- New Law Additional Oath for Public Officials Abandoned
52 CICA 34 -- Const. Art. 24, Sec. 4 Majority Vote for State Questions Abandoned
53 CISS 35 -- New Law Text Book Contracts Abandoned
54 CISS 36 -- Repealing Art. 1 Chapter 31 of 1907-08 O.S., 4, 6-11, 18 , 19 & Sec. 1-5 of Chapter 106 O.S. 1910-11 Elections & Election Boards Abandoned
55 CISS 37 -- New Law Establish a State Agricultural Bank and Farmers Loan Banks Auxiliary Abandoned
56 CICA 38 -- Const. Art. 10, Sec. 20b Tax Oil and Gas Production Abandoned
57 LRCA 20 SJR 1 Const. Art 10, Sec. 12a Common Schools Yes: 63330; No: 30295; Date: 8/5/1913
58 LRCA 21 HJR 13 New Sec. Const. Township Government Yes: 50634; No: 39690; Date: 8/5/1913
59 LRCA 22 HJR 2 Const. Art. 10, Sec. 31 Common Schools Yes: 89653; No: 56916; Needed to carry: 90970; Date: 8/4/1914
60 LRCA 23 HJR 4 Const. Art 6, Sec. 31 Board of Agriculture Yes: 67,367; No: 25,087; Date: 8/5/1913
61 VR 24 -- Repealing Chapter 185 of O.S. 1913 Betting & Gambling Yes: 68878; No: 76495; Date: 8/4/1914
62 VR 25 -- Amending O.S. 1893, Sec. 2519, 2520 & 2528 Gambling and Running Slot Machines Yes: 67562; No: 73770; Date: 8/4/1914
63 LRCA 26 SJR 28 Const. Art. 6, Sec. 32b Royalties from Minerals No Election held
64 VR 27 -- Veto Sec. 1-6 of HB 119 of 1913 Legislative Session No election held
65 VR 28 HB 72 Repealing Sec. 2-7 of Chapter 5 O.S. 1910-11 Building a State Capitol at the seat of Government No election held
66 CICA 39 -- New Const. Art. 10, Sec. 20b Tax on Oil and Gas Production Abandoned
67 CICA 40 -- Const. Art. 10, Sec. 6 & adding subsections Ad valorem Taxation Abandoned
68 CISS 41 -- Re-enact Chapter 240 1913 Session Laws Direct System of Taxation Yes: 88994; No: 45232; Needed to carry: 90970; Date: 8/4/1914
69 CISS 42 -- New Law Absentee Voting Abandoned
70 CICA 43 -- Const. Art. 3, Sec. 1 Elective Franchise to Women Abandoned
71 CICA 44 -- Const. Art. 7, Sec. 3 & 5 Reduce the number of Supreme Appellate Courts Yes: 105,529; No: 64782; Needed to carry: 124465; Date: 11/3/1914
72 CICA 45 -- Amending Const. Abolishing the bicameral legislature Abandoned
73 CICA 46 -- Const. Art. 2, Sec. 11 Intoxicating Liquors cause for impeachment or removal from office Yes: 114833; No: 31659; Date: 8/4/1914
74 CICA 47 -- Const. Art. 10, Sec, 9 Reduce Maximun Levy of State Taxes Assessed Yes: 117675; No: 57120; Needed to carry: 124465; Date: 11/3/1914
75 CICA 48 -- Const. Art. 10, Sec. 20b Oil and Gas Production Yes: 107342; No: 62,380; Necessary to Carry: 124465; Date: 11/3/1914
76 CICA 49 -- Const. Art. 1, Sec. 7 Intoxicating Liquors Abandoned
77 CICA 50 -- Amending Const. Abolishing the bicameral legislature Yes: 199,686; No: 71742; Needed to carry: 124,465; Date: 11/3/1914

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