Oregon Delinquent Tax Notices, Measure 5 (1918)

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The Oregon Delinquent Tax Notices Bill, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 5, 1918 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure repealed laws requiring newspaper advertisements of delinquent taxes and replaced such laws with mailed written notices to be sent prior to delinquency date.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1918)
Approveda Yes 66,652 61.47%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referred Bill - Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People

Initiated by C. S. Jackson and R. W. Hagood. - DELINQUENT TAX NOTICE BILL - Purpose: To repeal present laws requiring newspaper advertisement of delinquent taxes and in lieu thereof providing that tax collector shall, after taxes become delinquent each year, mail by letter to each owner of real property at address furnished by him and noted on roll, a written notice containing description, amount of taxes, rate of interest, penalties and date on and after which certificate of delinquency shall issue; providing for posting of delinquent lists and proof by certificate of mailing and posting, making such certificate conclusive evidence thereof, and subjecting collector to damages sustained for failure to comply with act. --- Vote YES or NO.

308. Yes

309. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 5 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on June 28, 1918 by C.S. Jackson and R.W. Hagood.[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. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.