Oregon Power to Amend City and Town Charters, Measure 6 (June 1906)

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The Oregon Power to Amend City and Town Charters Amendment, also known as Measure 6, was on the June 4, 1906 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure empowered voters of every city and town to enact and amend their municipal charter, while disempowering the state legislature from enacting, amending or repealing any municipal charter.[1]

The measure created Section 2 of Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 6 (1906)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 52,567 72.59%
No19,85227.41%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

The Following Is The Number and Form in Which the Question will be Printed on the Official Ballot:

Proposed By Initiative Petition

For constitutional amendment providing method of amending constitution and applying the referendum to all laws affecting constitutional conventions and amendments. --- Vote Yes or No

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

311. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

Media editorial positions

Support

  • Daily Capital Journal said, “This is a good law and should be supported, for it does away with the legislature putting in so much time on laws that only effects one town, and then, most of these laws as present made are not sanctioned by the people before they become law. Vote “Yes” at No. 310."[4]

Path to the ballot

Measure 6 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 3, 1906.[5]

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