Oregon Limits on State Road Indebtedness, Measure 21 (1912)

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The Oregon Limits on State Road Indebtedness Amendment, also known as Measure 21, was on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure restricted the state from increasing its indebtedness for road building in excess of 2% of the taxable property of the state.[1]

Measure 21 amended Section 7 of Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 21 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 59,452 57.78%
No43,44742.22%

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 7, Article XI, of the Oregon Constitution prohibiting the State from increasing its indebtedness for road building in excess of 2% of the taxable property of the State. --- Vote YES or NO.

342. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

343. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

Path to the ballot

Measure 21 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.