Oregon State Normal School at Pendleton, Measure 5 (1916)

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The Oregon State Normal School at Pendleton Amendment, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 7, 1916 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have levied a one twenty-fifth of a mill property tax to support and maintain a State Normal School at Pendleton, Umatilla County.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1916)
Defeatedd No109,52353.08%
Yes 96,829 46.92%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Proposed by Initiative Petition

Initiated by the Commercial Association of the City of Pendleton, W. E. Brock, President; C. K. Cranston, Secretary. - FOR PENDLETON NORMAL SCHOOL AND RATIFYING LOCATION CERTAIN STATE INSTITUTIONS - Purpose - To provide for locating a State Normal School at Pendleton, Oregon, upon a site to be donated therefor, appropriating $125,000 for buildings and equipment and levying an annual tax of one twenty-fifth of a mill on all property in the state for its maintenance and ratifying the location of certain state institutions heretofore located away from the State Capital. --- Vote YES or NO.

308. Yes

309. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 5 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 6, 1916 by the Commercial Association of the City of Pendleton.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 8, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.