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Arizona

See also: Arizona 1916 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Questions 100 and 101 Direct Democracy Provides that initiative and referendum measures become laws when approved a majority vote of the total vote cast at an election Defeatedd
LRCA Questions 102 and 103 Taxes Allows for certain exemptions from taxation Defeatedd
CICA Questions 104 and 105 Alcohol Prohibits the sale, distribution or possession of intoxicating beverages Approveda
CICA Questions 106 and 107 Redistricting Establishes a system whereby state senators are elected at large and representatives from districts Defeatedd
CICA Questions 108 and 109 Alcohol Grants cities, towns and counties the ability to decide via popular vote the legality of alcohol within their jurisdictions Defeatedd
CICA Questions 110 and 111 Labor Regulates hazardous workplaces and occupations, provides for workers’ compensation for injuries and establishes the Industrial Accident Board Defeatedd
CICA Questions 112 and 113 Legislature Abolishes the Arizona Senate Approveda
CISS Questions 300 and 301 Death Penalty Abolishes the death penalty Approveda
CISS Questions 302 and 303 Admin of Gov't Establishes a Department of Labor Defeatedd
CISS Questions 304 and 305 Admin of Gov't Establishes an Office of State Architect and Superintendent of Building Defeatedd
CISS Questions 306 and 307 Hunt & Fish Creates hunting and fishing seasons and bag limits and requires licenses Approveda
CISS Questions 308 and 309 Marriage & Family Expands the legal grounds for a marriage divorce Defeatedd

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1916 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Act 1 Elections Created new primary laws Approveda
CICA Amendment 1 Direct democracy Defines initiatives and referendums more clearly Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 2 Taxes Creates a twelve-mill district school tax Approveda

California

See also: California 1916 ballot propositions

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Proposition 1 Alcohol Ban on manufacture, sale or possession of intoxicating liquor Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 2 Alcohol Alcohol prohibited in saloons, dramshops, dives, stores, hotels, restaurants, clubs and dancehalls Defeatedd
LBM Proposition 3 Bonds $15 million for the construction of uncompleted portions of the state highway system Approveda
VR Proposition 4 Elections Various provisions governing nominations at primary elections Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 5 Taxes All government revenues must come from tax on land, but not improvements on that land Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 6 Legislature A member of the California State Legislature cannot accept other employment with the state Approveda
LRSS Proposition 7 Bonds Changes to the Highway Act of 1909 Approveda

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1916 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Measure 1 Regulation Regulates the practice of medicine Approveda
CICA Measure 2 Civil Service Places the state civil service in the state constitution Defeatedd
CICA Measure 3 Alcohol Exempts beer from constitutional limitations on alcohol, thus allowing for the production and consumption of beer Defeatedd
CISS Measure 4 Health Care Provides for the care and treatment of "insane persons" Approveda
CISS Measure 5 Admin of Gov't Abolishes the State Tax Commission and transfers the commission's duties to the State Board of Equalization Defeatedd
CISS Measure 6 Food & Agri Regulates the running of livestock at large Defeatedd
CISS Measure 7 Education Permits the investment of public school funds in certain securities Approveda
ABR Measure 8 Con Con Calls for a state constitutional convention Defeatedd

Florida

See also: Florida 1916 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Relates to tax exemptions for widows Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Redistricting Provides for a Senator from each county and a system for the number of representatives for each county based on county population Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Suffrage Modifies the eligibility rules for the right to vote Defeatedd

Idaho

See also: Idaho 1916 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 3 Property Permits the sale of one hundred sections of school land Approveda
LRCA SJR 1 Alcohol Prohibits the manufacture and sale of liquor as a beverage Approveda

Maine

See also: Maine 1916 ballot measures

September 11
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Question One Labor Limits women and children hours of employment 54 hours per week Approveda
LRSS Question Two Transportation Provides state and county aid to towns for highway bridges construction Approveda

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1916 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Alcohol Raises the question of Prohibition Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Gov't Finances Proposes a budget system for appropriations Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Law enforcement Sets guidelines for sheriff elections and term limits Approveda

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1916 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gov't Finances Authorizes a fund to improve state school lands Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Education Authorizes investment of school funds in first mortgages Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Resources Authorizes the state to mine ore under public waters Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Judiciary Increases the number of justices of the Supreme Court Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 State exec Authorizes the governor to cut down items in appropriation bills Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 6 Property Authorizes condemnation of private lands Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 7 Direct democracy Establishes initiative and referendum Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 8 Judiciary Extends terms of probate judges Defeatedd

Missouri

See also: Missouri 1916 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Pension Allows the General Assembly to pay pensions to the blind Approveda
CICA Issue 2 Property Allows for the creation of a State Land Bank Defeatedd
CICA Issue 3 Alcohol Prohibits the sale and production of alcohol Defeatedd

Montana

See also: Montana 1916 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Creates Boards of Equalization for the state and counties Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Exempts non-profit organizations from taxation Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 1 Bonds Issues a bond for a twine factory at the state prison Defeatedd
LRSS R-10 Alcohol Prohibits the sale and manufacture of alcohol Approveda
CISS I-11 Athletics Establishes an Athletic Commission Defeatedd

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1916 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum Alcohol Defines bootlegging as a crime and its penalties Approveda
LRCA Referendum Education Creates the Dickinson Normal School Approveda
LRCA Referendum Healthcare Creates new "hospital for the insane" Approveda
LRSS Referendum Food & Agri Creates tax to fund state run terminal elevators Approveda

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1916 ballot measures

August 1
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 81 Taxes Creates a state tax commission Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 82 Suffrage Requires proof of literacy to vote Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 83 Taxes Repeals laws requiring taxes for the common schools be placed in the common school fund Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 84 Judiciary Provides for the salary and appointment of the clerk of the supreme court Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 85 Local gov't Limits municipal indebtedness to five percent of the assessed valuation of property Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 86 Labor Provides for compulsory compensation in case of death or disability Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 87 Judiciary Consolidates the supreme court and the criminal court of appeals Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 88 Trials Provides for the number of jurors needed for different court cases Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 89 Judiciary Abolishes county courts Defeatedd

November 7

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA State Question 78 Elections Reforms the selection process for ballot counters, to try to ensure fair elections Defeatedd
CISS State Question 80 Elections Prevents the legislature from passing any laws concerning the registration of electors Defeatedd

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1916 ballot measures

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

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1916 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Abolish School Lands' Lease Limit Property Abolishes lease limits on school lands Defeatedd
LRCA Constitutional Convention Members ConCon Relates to the members for constitutional conventions Defeatedd
LRCA Rural Credits System Property Allows the legislature to create a rural credit system for real estate Approveda
LRCA Coal and Roads Funding Gov't Finances Requires two-thirds majority in legislature for expenditure for highways and coal supplying Approveda
LRCA State Irrigation Water Provides for state construction and maintenance of irrigation systems Approveda
LRCA Revenue and Finance Structure Gov't Finances Relates to the state's revenue and finance structures Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 7 Alcohol Prohibits alcohol on a statewide basis Approveda
LRCA State Salaries Increase Gov't Salaries Relates to increases in state salaries Defeatedd
LRCA Women's Suffrage Suffrage Grants women the right to vote Defeatedd
IndISS Department of Banking and Finance Banking Creates a department of banking and finance Defeatedd
IndISS Richard's Primary Law Elections Reinstates a version of the 1912 Richard's Primary Law Defeatedd
IndISS Banking Board Banking Creates a state banking board Defeatedd
VR Liquor Permits Issuance Business Relates to the issuance of liquor permits Defeatedd
VR Non-unanimous Juries Trials Allows 10 member majority of jurors to rule in court cases instead of unanimity requirement Defeatedd

Vermont

See also: Vermont 1916 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Prohibition on the Sale of Intoxicating Liquor Act Alcohol Decides when the Prohibition on the Sale of Intoxicating Liquor Act should take effect Defeatedd
May 1, 1927
LRSS Direct Primary Act Elections and campaigns Decides when the Direct Primary Act should take effect Approveda
March 20, 1916

Washington

See also: Washington 1916 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 24 Alcohol Authorizes the manufacturing and selling of beer between one and four percent alcohol and provides for system of licensing Defeatedd
ITL Initiative 18 Alcohol Removes restrictions on households purchasing and consuming alcohol, authorizes the selling of alcohol at hotels and provides for the licensing of brewers Defeatedd
VR Referendum 3 Direct Democracy Attempts to prevent certain kinds of fraud in initiative and referendum processes Defeatedd
VR Referendum 4 Recall Alters the provisions regarding the recall of elected officials Defeatedd
VR Referendum 5 Elections Provides for the formation of state and county party conventions and the election of delegates to such conventions Defeatedd
VR Referendum 6 Labor Defines picketing, prohibits the act, and provides a penalty for violating the act Defeatedd
VR Referendum 7 Business Requires proposed utility services to seek certification from a commission which would be granted based on the public necessity and convenience of such service Defeatedd
VR Referendum 8 Transportation Creates ship port districts, ranks them into classes and provides for harbor improvements Act Defeatedd
VR Referendum 9 Gov't Finances Mandates that state and local governments, port, school and park districts establish a budget and limit expenditures based on that budget Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment to VI.1 Suffrage Requires voters to be taxpayers in cases of ballot measures on state indebtedness Defeatedd