Oregon County and City Consolidation, Measure 3 (1914)

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The Oregon County and City Consolidation Amendment, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have permitted county-city consolidation where a county contains a city with over 100,000 inhabitants.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 3 (1914)
Defeatedd No103,19457.14%
Yes 77,392 42.86%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

FOR AMENDMENT of Section 6 of Article XV of the Constitution of Oregon, to provide that when any county contains a city of over one hundred thousand inhabitants, the boundaries of such county and city may be made identical, the two governments consolidated, and the remaining territory of such county, if any, be created into a new county or attached to the adjoining county or counties, but not changing the requirement that every county must have four hundred square miles and twelve hundred inhabitants. --- 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 13, 1913.[1]

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