Oregon $100,000 for Building Armories, Measure 7 (June 1908)

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The Oregon $100,000 for Building Armories Act, also known as Measure 7, was on the June 1, 1908 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have appropriated $100,000 over four years to be used for purchasing land and building armories for the Oregon National Guard.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 7 (1908)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No54,84862.08%
Yes 33,507 37.92%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

The Following Is The Number and Form in Which the Question will be Printed on the Official Ballot:

Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People

An act to appropriate twenty-five thousand dollars annually for four years, to be used in purchasing grounds and building armories for the use of the Oregon National Guard, the money to be expended under the supervision of the State Military Board at any time during the four years, the board not being required to use each appropriation the year it is appropriated. The Oregon National Guard is required to pay to the State Treasurer such rental, for the use of said armories, as may be fixed by the State Military Board. --- Vote YES or NO.

312. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

313. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

House Bill 118, the legislation being vetoed, was passed by the House of Representatives on February 12, 1907 and by the Senate on February 19, 1907.

Measure 7 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on May 22, 1907.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed October 28, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.