Oregon Laws for Creating and Modifying Counties, Measure 27 (1910)

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The Oregon Laws for Creating and Modifying Counties, also known as Measure 27, was on the November 8, 1910 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have necessitated that the creation of new counties and municipalities be by a majority vote of the legal voters of the territory under consideration and provided that 30% of legal voters within such territory may petition for the creation of a new county or municipality.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 27 (1910)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No42,32753.27%
Yes 37,129 46.73%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

A bill for an act providing for the creation of new towns, counties, and municipal districts (excepting drainage and irrigation districts of less than one county) or changing the boundaries of existing counties by a majority vote of the legal voters of the territory within the boundaries of the proposed municipality, and providing that 30 per cent of the number of legal voters within such territory may petition for the creation of a new municipal corporation, and providing for the appointment of officers and adjustment of the finances of the new corporation, and the method of procedure to create the same. --- Vote YES or NO.

352. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

353. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 27 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 7, 1910.[1]

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  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.