Oregon 1916 ballot measures

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Eleven statewide ballot measures were on the November 7, 1916 ballot in Oregon.

On the ballot

November 7

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 State Exec Authorizes the Governor to veto single items in appropriation bills Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Taxes Exempts all ships and vessels of fifty tons or more capacity, engaged in either passenger transportation or foreign trade, from taxation until 1935 Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Suffrage Removes the discrimination against “negro and mulatto” persons from the Oregon Constitution, thus granting suffrage to “negro and mulatto” citizens Defeatedd
CICA Measure 4 Taxes Takes all land rent values for public taxes, provides for farmers and other home builders a system of state credits and loans and guarantees every person the exclusive possession of his or her land Defeatedd
CICA Measure 5 Education Levies a one twenty-fifth of a mill property tax to support and maintain a State Normal School at Pendleton Defeatedd
CISS Measure 6 Health Care Prohibits compulsory vaccination, inoculation and other similar treatments Defeatedd
CISS Measure 7 Sunday Repeals the law prohibiting most types of stores from opening on Sundays Approveda
CICA Measure 8 Alcohol Legalizes the manufacturing and sale of fermented malt liquors containing four percent or less alcohol Defeatedd
CICA Measure 9 Alcohol Bans the importation of intoxicating liquors from outside of Oregon Approveda
CICA Measure 10 Welfare Creates a Rural Credits Fund that would offer loans with five percent interest for purchasing land, livestock and equipment and making improvements to farming infrastructure Approveda
CICA Measure 11 Taxes Limits tax levies to not more than the total amount levied the last preceding year plus six percent and limits counties from incurring indebtedness over $5,000 Approveda

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