Oregon Tax for the 1925 Exposition, Measure 4 (1922)

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The Oregon Tax for the 1925 Exposition Amendment, also known as Measure 4, was on the November 7, 1922 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized Portland, Oregon to raise $3,000,000 by levying and collecting a special tax over three years in order to hold an exposition on state resources, commerce, industries and statewide economic advantages in 1925.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 4 (1922)
Defeatedd No95,58753.57%
Yes 82,837 46.43%

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 Atlantic-Pacific Highway and Electrical Exposition: Franklin T. Griffith, 679 Elliott Avenue, Portland, Oregon; Geo. L. Baker, 945 East 28th Street, Portland, Oregon; Emery Olmstead, 685 Tillamook Street, Portland, Oregon; Wm. Hanley, Burns, Oregon; A. H. Lea, 550 Thompson Street, Portland, Oregon; J. F. Daly, 625 Halsey Street, Portland, Oregon; Guy W. Talbot, 252 King street, Portland, Oregon; W. W. Harrah, 616 Tustin Street, Pendleton, Oregon; F. G. Deckebach, 940 “D” Street, Salem, Oregon, constituting the Managing Committee - 1925 EXPOSITION TAX AMENDMENT - Purpose: To authorize the city of Portland to raise $3,000,000 by levying and collecting a special tax of $1,000,000 each year for three years beginning not later than 1924, and expend the same as authorized by the voters of said city at any general or special election, to pay the expense of holding an exposition in the year 1925 or as soon as possible thereafter to advertise the resources, products, commerce, industries and general advantages of the state of Oregon and city of Portland, and validating any preceding or concurrent city legislation carrying same into effect.
Vote YES or NO.

308. Yes

309. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 4 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Atlantic-Pacific Highway and Electrical Exposition on June 29, 1922.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 13, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.