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Oregon Incorporation of Municipalities into Cities, Measure 8 (1914)

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The Oregon Incorporation of Municipalities into Cities Amendment, also known as Measure 8, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure enabled towns, cities or municipalities to merge into an adjoining city or town by vote of the electors interested.[1]

Measure 8 amended Section 2 of Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 8 (1914)
Approveda Yes 96,116 55.31%

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 Article XI of the Constitution of the State of Oregon by adding a section authorizing the enactment of a general law to enable an incorporated town, city, or municipality, by a vote of the electors interested, to surrender its charter and be merged into an adjoining city or town. --- Vote YES or NO.

314. Yes

315. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 8 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 26, 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. 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.