Oregon Majority of All Electors to Approve Constitutional Changes, Measure 6 (1912)

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The Oregon Majority of All Electors to Approve Constitutional Changes Amendment, also known as Measure 6, was on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have required a majority of all registered voters, rather than a majority of those voting, for the adoption of any constitutional amendment via the ballot.[1]

Measure 11 of 1912 was also on the ballot. Measure 11 would have required a majority of all registered voters, rather than a majority of those voting, for the adoption of any law via the ballot. Measure 11 was defeated.

Election results

Oregon Measure 6 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No70,32568.11%
Yes 32,934 31.89%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

For amendment of Section 1 of Article XVII of the Constitution so as to require for the adoption of any proposed constitutional amendment a majority vote of all the electors voting at such election, instead of a majority of those voting on the amendment only. --- Vote YES or NO.

310. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

311. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 6 was proposed by the Legislative Assembly.

It was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 21, 1911.[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. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.