Oregon 1908 ballot measures
- Four of the measures were veto referendums.
- Five of the measures were initiated state statutes.
- Six of the measures were initiated constitutional amendments.
- Four of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Twelve of the measures were approved and seven were defeated.
On the ballot
|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|
|Measure 2||Capitals||Allows state institutions to be located outside of the state capital|
|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|
|Measure 4||Elections||Moves the general biennial election from June to November|
|VR||Measure 5||Prisons||Provides for the compensation of prison employees and regulates prison labor and costs spent on prisoners' food and boarding|
|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|
|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|
|VR||Measure 8||Gov't Finances||Increases the annual appropriation for the University of Oregon from $47,500 to $125,000|
|Measure 9||Suffrage||Grants women the right to vote in Oregon|
|CISS||Measure 10||Hunt & Fish||Restricts fishing for salmon and sturgeon in certain watersheds for conservation purposes|
|Measure 11||Alcohol||Gives voters the ability to license, regulate, tax and prohibit the sale of liquors within their municipalities|
|Measure 12||Taxes||Exempts farm housing, equipment, livestock and crops from taxation|
|Measure 13||Recall||Empowers voters to call for a special election to recall an elected official and to elect the official's successor|
|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|
|Measure 15||Elections||Empowers state legislature or voters to devise alternative and more inclusive methods of electing public officials|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|CISS||Measure 19||Local Gov't||Creates the County of Hood River|
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1908-1910
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1908