Oregon Proportional Representation, Measure 25 (1914)

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The Oregon Proportional Representation Amendment, also known as Measure 25, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have instituted a system of proportional representation in the Legislative Assembly of Oregon. Specifically, the measure would have eliminated state legislative districts, granted each voter one vote for only one candidate and elected the top sixty candidates receiving the highest number of votes.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 25 (1914)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No137,11677.53%
Yes 39,740 22.47%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

Initiated by the following officers of the Oregon State Federation of Labor: T. H. Burchard, President, Portland, Oregon, E. J. Stack, Secretary, Portland, Oregon, Phillip R. Pollock, Executive Committee, Portland, Oregon, H. M. Lornsten, Executive Committee, Astoria, Oregon; and the following officers of Farmers' Union: T. A. Logsdon, Vice-President, Corvallis, Oregon, A. R. Shumway, Legislative Committee, Milton, Oregon, F. A. Sikes, Secretary-Treasurer, Milton, Oregon; and the following officers of the Farmers' Society of Equity: W. Grisenthwaite, State President, R. F. D., Oregon City, Oregon, F. G. Buchanan, State Secretary, Oregon City, Oregon; and the following officers of the Proportional Representation Bureau: W. J. Smith, President, Portland, Oregon, Nettie Mae Rankin, SecretaryTreasurer, Portland, Oregon; and the following officers of the People's Power League: C. E. S. Wood, President, Portland, Oregon, Geo. M. Orton, Vice-President, Portland, Oregon, B. Lee Paget, Treasurer, Portland, Oregon, W. S. U'Ren, Secretary, Oregon City, Oregon; and the following officers of Oregon State Grange: C. E. Spence, Worthy Master, Carus, Oregon, C. L. Shaw, Executive Committee, Albany, Oregon, B. G. Leedy, Executive Committee, Corvallis, Oregon, E. A. Bond, Legislative Committee, Creswell, Oregon, C. D. Huffman, Legislative Committee, La Grande, Oregon. - PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION AMENDMENT TO OREGON CONSTITUTION - To provide a method by which proportional representation in the Legislative Assembly of Oregon may be secured for all political parties and other voting organizations, in accordance with the number of votes controlled by each political party or voting organization respectively; by amending the Constitution of Oregon, by adding to Section 16 of Article II thereof a new Section numbered 16a, prescribing that Representatives shall be elected at large and not by districts; that each voter may vote for only one candidate for Representative and that the sixty candidates receiving the highest, number of votes shall be elected. --- Vote YES or NO.

348. Yes


349. No

[2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 25 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 2, 1914.[1]

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References

  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.