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Oregon County Indebtedness for Roads, Measure 1 (June 1919)

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The Oregon County Indebtedness for Roads Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the June 3, 1919 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed county indebtedness for the purpose of creating permanent roads to increase from two percent to six percent of the assessed valuation of all property in the county.[1]

Measure 1 amended Section 10 of Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (1919)
Approveda Yes 49,728 59.71%

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 - SIX PER CENT COUNTY INDEBTEDNESS FOR PERMANENT ROADS AMENDMENT - Purpose: To amend section 10 of article XI of the constitution of the state of Oregon so as to raise the present 2 per cent limitation placed upon counties in the creation of debts and liabilities for permanent roads, to 6 per cent of the assessed valuation of all the property in the county. --- Vote YES or NO.

300. Yes

301. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 1 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 19, 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.