Oregon 1908 ballot measures

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Nineteen statewide ballot measures were on the June 1, 1908 ballot in Oregon.

On the ballot

June 1

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Gov't Salaries Increases the compensation of legislators from $120 to $400 for each regular session and from $3 plus mileage to $10 for each day of a special session Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 Capitals Allows state institutions to be located outside of the state capital Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Judiciary Increases the number of judges on the Supreme Court to five and authorizes the legislature to reorganize the powers between circuit courts and county courts Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 4 Elections Moves the general biennial election from June to November Approveda
VR Measure 5 Prisons Provides for the compensation of prison employees and regulates prison labor and costs spent on prisoners' food and boarding Approveda
VR Measure 6 Transportation Requires railway firms to grant free transportation to public officers, as a precedent condition for these firms to acquire land via eminent domain Defeatedd
VR Measure 7 Gov't Finances Appropriates $100,000 over four years to be used for purchasing land and building armories for the Oregon National Guard Defeatedd
VR Measure 8 Gov't Finances Increases the annual appropriation for the University of Oregon from $47,500 to $125,000 Approveda
CICA Measure 9 Suffrage Grants women the right to vote in Oregon Defeatedd
CISS Measure 10 Hunt & Fish Restricts fishing for salmon and sturgeon in certain watersheds for conservation purposes Approveda
CICA Measure 11 Alcohol Gives voters the ability to license, regulate, tax and prohibit the sale of liquors within their municipalities Defeatedd
CICA Measure 12 Taxes Exempts farm housing, equipment, livestock and crops from taxation Defeatedd
CICA Measure 13 Recall Empowers voters to call for a special election to recall an elected official and to elect the official's successor Approveda
CISS Measure 14 Elections Instructs state legislature to vote for and elect the candidate for the US Senate who received the highest number of votes in an election Approveda
CICA Measure 15 Elections Empowers state legislature or voters to devise alternative and more inclusive methods of electing public officials Approveda
CISS Measure 16 Elections Limits campaign contributions, creates punishments for the “corrupting use of money,” prohibits election day attempts to persuade voters and requires the public furnishing of information to voters Approveda
CISS Measure 17 Hunt & Fish Prohibits fishing for salmon and sturgeon, except with hook and line, in the tributaries of the Columbia River and Sandy River and prohibits any fishing for salmon during spawning season in these rivers Approveda
CICA Measure 18 Trials Mandates that no person shall be charged of any crime without indictment by a grand jury and provides methods for selecting jurors Approveda
CISS Measure 19 Local Gov't Creates the County of Hood River Approveda

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