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Oregon Recall of Public Officials, Measure 13 (June 1908)

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The Oregon Recall of Public Officials Amendment, also known as Measure 13, was on the June 1, 1908 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure granted voters the power to call for a special election to recall an elected official and elect the official's successor at any time.[1]

Measure 13 added Section 18 of Article II to the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 13 (1908)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 58,381 65.32%
No31,00234.68%

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 an amendment to Article II of the Constitution, giving the voters power to call a special election at any time to discharge any public officer and elect his successor. --- Vote YES or NO.

324. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

325. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

Path to the ballot

Measure 13 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on January 29, 1908.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed October 28, 2013
  2. Oregon Blue Book, "Oregon State Constitution," accessed October 28, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.