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Oregon Campaign Rules and Regulations, Measure 16 (June 1908)

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The Oregon Campaign Rules and Regulations Bill, also known as Measure 16, was on the June 1, 1908 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure limited campaign contributions, created punishments for the “corrupting use of money,” prohibited Election Day attempts to persuade voters and required the public furnishing of information to voters.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 16 (1908)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 54,042 63.32%
No31,30136.68%

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:

Proposed by Initiative Petition

A bill for a law to limit the amount of money candidates and other persons may contribute or spend in election campaigns; declaring what shall constitute corrupting use of money and undue influence in elections and punishing the same; prohibiting attempts on Election Day to persuade any voter to vote for or against any candidate or candidates, or any measure submitted to the people; to protect the purity of the ballot; furnishing information to voters concerning candidates and parties, partly at public expense, and providing for the manner of conducting election contests. --- Vote YES or NO.

330. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

331. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 16 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on January 30, 1908.[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.