Oregon Reorganization of State Courts and the Number of Supreme Court Judges, Measure 3 (June 1908)

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The Oregon Reorganization of State Courts and the Number of Supreme Court Judges Amendment, also known as Measure 3, was on the June 1, 1908 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have increased the number of judges on the Supreme Court from three to five and authorized the state legislature to reorganize the different powers between circuit courts and county courts.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 3 (1908)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No40,86862.59%
Yes 41,975 37.41%

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:

Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

An amendment to Article VII of the Constitution by increasing the number of judges of the Supreme Court from three to five, until otherwise provided by law, and authorizing the Legislative Assembly to provide by appropriate legislation for the exercise by the circuit courts, of the probate jurisdiction theretofore exercised by the county courts, and for the transaction of county business by and before some appropriate body or tribunal. --- Vote YES or NO.

304. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

305. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 3 was proposed by the legislative assembly and was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 13, 1907.[1]

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