Oregon 1970 ballot measures
- Fourteen of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- One of the measures was an initiated state statute.
- Two of the measures were initiated constitutional amendments.
- Eight of the measures were approved and nine were defeated.
On the ballot
|Measure 1||Bonds||Authorizes bonds for state capital construction projects|
|Measure 2||Constitutions||Removes references regarding “white foreigners” from the state constitution|
|Measure 3||Constitutions||Authorizes the revision of the state constitution|
|Measure 4||Bonds||Authorizes of bonds for pollution control projects|
|Measure 5||Suffrage||Lowers the voting age to 19 in Oregon|
|Measure 6||Taxes||Regards local school property tax equalizations|
|Measure 1||Legislature||Permits the legislature to convene for special session upon concurrence of a majority of members of both the House of Representatives and Senate|
|Measure 2||Taxes||Provides that when the U.S. Congress changes method of computation for the federal income tax, the changes are automatically adopted into state law and requires the legislature to review such changes|
|Measure 3||Gov't Finances||Exempts contracts for services with state government and contracts to purchase or lease property from county indebtedness limitations|
|Measure 4||Gov't Finances||Permits the state to invest donations for public higher education in the stock of any firm|
|Measure 5||Gov't Finances||Increases bonding limits for the Oregon War Veterans’ Fund from 3% to 4% of the true cash value of all property within the state|
|Measure 6||Elections||Disallows a defeated incumbent for holding office beyond their elected term and provides for appointment of a temporary successor if an election is being contested in courts|
|Measure 7||Bonds||Authorizes bonds up to one percent of true cash value of taxable property within the state for school districts|
|Measure 8||Prisons||Permits the establishment and operation of correctional institutions outside of Marion County without voter approval|
|CISS||Measure 9||Environment||Designates a number of rivers as “scenic waterways" and regulates how such waterways are utilized|
|Measure 10||Taxes||Sets new tax bases for schools based on current expenditures plus 6% annual increase|
|Measure 11||Property||Restricts the state and county governments from altering the zoning, subdivision or building code outside city limits|
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1958-1970
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet November 1970
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