Oregon Local Option Liquor, Measure 15 (1910)

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The Oregon Local Option Liquor Amendment, also known as Measure 15, was on the November 8, 1910 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure gave cities and towns the exclusive power to license, regulate, control, suppress or prohibit the sale of intoxicating liquors within their boundaries.[1]

Measure 15 amended Section 2 of Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 15 (1910)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 53,321 51.22%
No50,77948.78%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

For constitutional amendment giving to cities and towns exclusive power to license, regulate, control, suppress, or prohibit the sale of intoxicating liquors within the municipality. --- Vote YES or NO.

328. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

329. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

Path to the ballot

Measure 15 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on June 23, 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. Oregon Blue Book, "Oregon State Constitution," accessed October 31, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.