Oregon Omit Requirement of Equal and Uniform Taxation, Measure 5 (1914)

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The Oregon Omit Requirement of Equal and Uniform Taxation Amendment, also know as Measure 5, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have omitted the requirement that “all taxation shall be equal and uniform,” provided for the levy and collection of taxes for public purposes only and prohibited surrendering of the state’s power to tax.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1914)
Defeatedd No116,49066.30%
Yes 59,206 33.70%

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 32 of Article I of the Constitution of Oregon, omitting the requirement that "All taxation shall be equal and uniform" and providing for levy and collection of taxes under general law for public purposes only, and prohibiting surrender of taxing power. --- Vote YES or NO.

308. Yes

309. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 5 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 21, 1913.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 5, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.