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Oregon Bonds for Irrigation and Drainage Districts, Measure 3 (June 1919)

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The Oregon Bonds for Irrigation and Drainage Districts Amendment, also known as Measure 3, was on the June 3, 1919 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure provided for the issuance and sale of state bonds for the creation of irrigation and drainage districts.[1]

Measure 3 created Article XI-B of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 3 (1919)
Approveda Yes 43,010 54.47%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the legislature. - STATE BOND PAYMENT OF IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE DISTRICT BOND INTEREST - Purpose: Payment by state of irrigation and drainage district bond interest for first five years by issuing state bonds and repayment of money with interest to state by such districts, six months after maturity of such district bonds, on condition that such districts are found on examination by state commission to comply with required conditions. --- Vote YES or NO.

304. Yes

305. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 3 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 26, 1919 by the Legislative Assembly.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 11, 2013
  2. Oregon Blue Book, "Oregon State Constitution," accessed November 5, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.