Oregon Increasing Direct Democracy and Electoral Reform, Measure 31 (1910)

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The Oregon Increasing Direct Democracy and Electoral Reform Amendment, also known as Measure 31, was on the November 8, 1910 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have increased initiative, referendum and recall powers of voters, restricted use of the emergency clause and veto power by state legislators, required proportional representation of the Legislative Assembly, provided for the direct election of the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate and provided a ten dollar daily fine for unexcused absences by legislators.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 31 (1910)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No44,36654.51%
Yes 37,031 45.49%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

For an amendment of Article IV, Constitution of Oregon, increasing initiative, referendum, and recall powers of the people; restricting use of emergency clause and veto power on State and municipal legislation; requiring proportional election of members of Legislative Assembly from the State at large, annual sessions, and increasing members' salaries and terms of office; providing for election of Speaker of House and President of Senate, outside of members; restricting corporate franchises to twenty years; providing ten dollars penalty for unexcused absence from any roll call, and changing form of oath of office to provide against so-called legislative log-roIling. --- Vote YES or NO.

360. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

361. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 31 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 7, 1910.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed October 31, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.