Oregon 1917 ballot measures
- Five of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Two of the measures were legislatively-referred state statutes.
- Four of the measures were approved and three were defeated.
On the ballot
|Measure 1||Gov't Finances||Authorizes municipalities to become indebted, upon a majority vote by constituents, to aid water transportation lines between ports and establish water transportation on the interior rivers of Oregon|
|Measure 2||Legislature||Limits the number of bills introduced at any session of the Legislative Assembly to four from members and three from committees and increases the salaries of legislators from $3.00 to $6.00 per day|
|Measure 3||Admin of Gov't||Mandates that all constitutional amendments be worded in such a way as to avoid creating conflicting provisions and that no amendment shall render any other ineffective without specifically repealing the conflicting amendment|
|Measure 4||Taxes||Provides for uniform taxation of all property of the same class|
|Measure 5||Elections||Requires municipalities to hold their primary and general elections for local candidates at the same times as the primary and general elections of candidates for state offices|
|LRSS||Measure 6||Prisons||Authorizes the construction of a new $400,000 State Penitentiary and levies a tax for four years to pay for it|
|LRSS||Measure 7||Bonds||Authorizes the State Highway Commission to issue bonds not exceeding six million dollars over five years for the construction and maintenance of hard-surface roads|
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1916-1921
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1917