Oregon Limits on County Road Indebtedness, Measure 23 (1912)

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The Oregon Limits on County Road Indebtedness Amendment, also known as Measure 23, was on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure restricted counties from increasing their indebtedness for road building in excess of 2% of the taxable property within the county.[1]

Measure 21 amended Section 10 of Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 23 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 57,258 56.63%
No43,85843.37%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

For amendment of Section 10, Article XI, of the Constitution of Oregon prohibiting counties from voting any indebtedness for roads, in excess of two per cent of assessed valuation of all property in the county. --- Vote YES or NO.

346. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

347. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

Path to the ballot

Measure 23 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 2, 1912.[1]

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