Oregon State Power Development, Measure 10 (1958)

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The Oregon State Power Development Amendment, also known as Measure 10, was on the November 4, 1958 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed the state to acquire and develop hydroelectric, thermal and nuclear power generating facilities for electrical transmission and sale on a wholesale basis or directly to industries.[1]

See Energy policy in Oregon for a full explanation of energy policy across the state.

Election results

Oregon Measure 10 (1958)
Defeatedd No291,21057.11%
Yes 218,662 42.89%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

10. STATE POWER DEVELOPMENT - Purpose: Empowers the state to acquire and develop water, thermal and nuclear power generating facilities. State may develop electrical energy for transmission and sale on wholesale basis or directly to industries using 10,000 kilowatts or more.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.