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Oregon State Institutions Outside the Capital City, Measure 2 (June 1908)

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The Oregon State Institutions Outside the Capital City Amendment, also known as Measure 2, was on the June 1, 1908 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed state institutions to be located outside of the state capital, as approved by the state legislature and voters.[1]

The measure amended Section 3 of Article XIV of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Aftermath

Measure 2 was repealed in 1958 through Measure 8, as approved by voters.

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (1908)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 41,975 50.67%
No40,86849.33%

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

For an amendment of Section 3 of Article XIV of the Constitution, to permit the location of State institutions elsewhere than at the seat of government by act of the Legislature and vote of the people. --- Vote YES or NO.

302. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

303. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

Path to the ballot

Measure 2 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. 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.