Oregon Requirements for County Indebtedness, Measure 1 (May 1934)

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The Oregon Requirements for County Indebtedness Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the May 18, 1934 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have required a two-thirds vote in counties to authorize indebtedness exceeding $5,000 for roads and to issue bonds in amount equal to the amount of its outsanding warrants.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (May 1934)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No96,62953.67%
Yes 83,424 46.33%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

COUNTY INDEBTEDNESS AND FUNDING BOND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT - Purpose: Requiring two-thirds vote in counties to authorize county indebtedness exceeding $5,000 for roads; authorizing counties to issue warrants evidencing liabilities imposed by law and which they are powerless to prevent; authorizing any county, upon approval by two-thirds vote of electors voting thereon, to issue bonds in amount equal to amount of its outstanding warrants December 31, 1933, with interest thereon to election date, but not exceeding 2 1/2 per cent of assessed valuation of all property in such county; superseding existing special constitutional debt funding provisions for Benton, Clackamas, Crook, Curry, Klamath and Linn counties; but not releasing any existing liabilities.
Vote YES or NO


300. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

301. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.

[2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 1 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Legislative Assembly on December 12, 1933.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 18, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.