Oregon 1906 ballot measures

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Eleven statewide ballot measures were on the June 4, 1906 ballot in Oregon.

The Daily Capital Journal on May 2, 1906, issued a statement encouraging citizens to thoroughly study the ballot measures and vote:[1]

The constitutional amendments should be studied by every man in the county before election day. They mean important legislation and they are of more importance than will be in a session of the state legislature. The law allowing laws to be initiated is a good law, and puts the power in the hands of the common people, but you should know what you are voting on or you should not vote at all. If you don’t know what a law means you have no right to jump at conclusions and vote as the idea strikes you. Write to the county clerk and ask him for the law or write the registration officers in your precinct and get a copy. You can then find out what they are. Talk to your neighbors and study them so that you will know all about these laws before the election in June comes on.[2]

On the ballot

June 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Measure 1 Gov't Finance Maintains funds for psychiatric hospitals, deaf, mute and blind schools, penitentiaries, universities, agricultural colleges and other schools Approveda
CICA Measure 2 Suffrage Gives women the right to vote Defeatedd
CISS Measure 3 Alcohol Enables constituents in dry counties to vote on the legality of liquor in their municipalities Defeatedd
CISS Measure 4 Transportation Authorizes the state to purchase two private toll roads for $24,000 Defeatedd
CICA Measure 5 Direct Democracy Provides rules for amending the Oregon Constitution Approveda
CICA Measure 6 Local Gov't Empowers voters of every city and town to have the exclusive ability to enact and amend their municipal charter Approveda
CICA Measure 7 Gov't Salaries Empowers the state legislature to compensate the State Printer, as devised at any time by law Approveda
CICA Measure 8 Direct Democracy Creates a referendum and initiative process for local and municipal laws Approveda
CISS Measure 9 Business Prohibits public firms from issuing or furnishing any free or discounted pass, ticket or service that is not also available to the general public Approveda
CISS Measure 10 Taxes Levies a three percent fee on the gross earnings of sleeping car companies, refrigerator car companies and oil companies Approveda
CISS Measure 11 Taxes Levies a three percent tax upon the gross earnings of “express companies” and a two percent tax upon telephone and telegraph firms Approveda

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  1. Daily Capital Journal, "Direct Law Making: Initiative Bill To Be Voted On," May 2, 1906
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.