Oregon 1916 ballot measures
- Three of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Six of the measures were initiated constitutional amendments.
- Two of the measures were initiated state statutes.
- Six of the measures were approved and five were defeated.
On the ballot
|Measure 1||State Exec||Authorizes the Governor to veto single items in appropriation bills|
|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|
|Measure 3||Suffrage||Removes the discrimination against “negro and mulatto” persons from the Oregon Constitution, thus granting suffrage to “negro and mulatto” citizens|
|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|
|Measure 5||Education||Levies a one twenty-fifth of a mill property tax to support and maintain a State Normal School at Pendleton|
|CISS||Measure 6||Health Care||Prohibits compulsory vaccination, inoculation and other similar treatments|
|CISS||Measure 7||Sunday||Repeals the law prohibiting most types of stores from opening on Sundays|
|Measure 8||Alcohol||Legalizes the manufacturing and sale of fermented malt liquors containing four percent or less alcohol|
|Measure 9||Alcohol||Bans the importation of intoxicating liquors from outside of Oregon|
|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|
|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|
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1916-1921
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1916
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