1918 ballot measures

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See also: Arizona 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Proposition 1 Labor Mandates workers' compensation upon injury for those with hazardous occupations and establishes the Industrial Accident Fund Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 2 Redistricting Provides for equitable representation in the lower legislative house by county Approveda

CICA Proposition 3 Property Provides laws for the sale or leasing of state-owned public lands Approveda

CICA Proposition 4 Property Limits the sale of agricultural and grazing lands Approveda

VR Proposition 6 Gambling Criminalizes gambling and designates gambling game activities as misdemeanors Approveda

VR Proposition 7 Obscenity Criminalizes utilizing property for lewdness or prostitution and designates such actions as misdemeanors Approveda

CISS Proposition 8 Death Penalty Prescribes the death penalty as punishment for persons guilty of murder Approveda

CISS Proposition 9 Health Care Provides that children shall not be subjected to compulsory vaccination and regulations to govern the attendance of non-vaccinated children during an epidemic Approveda

CISS Proposition 10 Property Establishes a systematic method for leasing, administrating and protecting leased state lands Defeatedd


See also: Arkansas 1918 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Bonds Allows for municipal improvement bonds Approveda


See also: California 1918 ballot propositions

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Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Proposition 1 Alcohol Impose new regulations on alcohol, saloons Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 2 Public finance Deposit of public moneys Approveda

CISS Proposition 3 Regulation Regulate rates of interest on loans Approveda

LRCA Proposition 4 Elections Permit absentee voting for those absent because "of occupation requiring travel or military or naval service" Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 5 Admin of gov't Consolidated city and county governments available for counties of over 200,000 population Approveda

LRCA Proposition 6 Judiciary Enumerated courts with judicial powers Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 7 Public finance Los Angeles County borrowing Approveda

LRCA Proposition 8 Education Regents of the University of California Approveda

LRCA Proposition 9 Judiciary Divisions of the California Courts of Appeal Approveda

LRCA Proposition 10 Admin of gov't Majority vote required to change borough boundaries Approveda

LRCA Proposition 11 Taxes Cemeteries exempted from taxation Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 12 Taxes Reimburse cities for revenues they lose because of tax exemptions for military service Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 13 Eminent domain Condemnation of right-of-way for public use Approveda

LRCA Proposition 14 Taxes Tax exemptions for YMCA and YWCA buildings Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 15 Public finance Creation of a State Budget Board Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 16 Public finance Allowing the City of Venice to repay its indebtedness from future revenue Approveda

VR Proposition 17 Taxes Tax levy limitations Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 18 Counties Require county officers to file financial statements Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 19 Taxes Only land can be taxed, not any improvements on land Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 20 Insurance Public health insurance for those who otherwise could not afford health insurance Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 21 Regulation Regulate the practice of dentistry Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 22 Alcohol Manufacture, sale or importation of alcohol a misdemeanor Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 23 Labor Establish system of mandatory Workmen's Compensation Approveda

LRCA Proposition 24 Regulation Establishing limited liability corporations Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 25 Eminent domain Asserting a governmental right of eminent domain Defeatedd


See also: Colorado 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Measure 1 Welfare Provides for public assistance for blind adults Approveda

CICA Measure 2 Civil Service Places the state civil service in the state constitution Approveda

CISS Measure 3 Alcohol Implements "bone dry" prohibition of alcohol Approveda

LRCA Measure 4 Legislature Limits the timing for the introduction of legislative bills from 25 to 15 days Approveda

LRCA Measure 5 Direct Democracy Regards the publication of proposed constitutional amendments and initiated and referred laws Approveda


See also: Florida 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Education Allows for a 10 mill school tax Approveda

LRCA Amendment 2 Alcohol Enacts state prohibition on alcohol beginning January 1, 1919 Approveda


See also: Idaho 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 8 Business Provides that Co-operative Associations shall not be governed by provisions relating to the manner of voting of incorporated companies Defeatedd

LRCA SJR 2 ConCon Calls for a Constitutional Convention to revise/amend the Constitution Defeatedd

LRCA SJR 4 Local Gov't Permits counties and municipalities to become stockholders in fair associations Defeatedd

LRCA SJR 5 Local Gov't Abolishes the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Defeatedd

LRCA SJR 10 Bond issues Limits the bonded indebtedness of the state to a sum not greater than one percentum Defeatedd


See also: Missouri 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Taxes Allows taxes for school purposes Defeatedd

LRCA Issue 2 Gov't Finances Redirects certain government revenue from the Treasury to a public school fund Defeatedd

LRCA Issue 3 Taxes Requires county courts tax property for road purposes Defeatedd

LRCA Issue 4 Taxes Creates a state tax for road purposes Defeatedd

LRCA Issue 5 Taxes Raises the debt limit of certain cities in order to create and improve utilities and roadways Defeatedd

LRCA Issue 6 Alcohol Prohibits alcohol in Missouri Defeatedd

CICA Issue 7 Gov't Finances Establishes a homestead loan fund in the state treasury Defeatedd

CICA Issue 8 Taxes Determines from where public revenues may be derived Defeatedd

CICA Issue 9 Local governance Allows large cities create new charters and amendments Defeatedd


See also: Nevada 1918 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Measure 1 Alcohol Alcohol prohibition Approveda

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1918 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative Bond issues Allows the state to guarentee bonds up to two million dollars and establishing voting requirement on future bond issues Approveda

CICA Initiative Legislature Establishes all measures passed by the legislature take effect on July 1 after the session, unless declared emergency measure by two-thirds of both houses Approveda

CICA Initiative Insurance Creates an acreage tax to fund crop hail insurance Approveda

CICA Initiative Admin of Gov't Allows the state, county and local governments to engage in industry, enterprises or businesses Approveda

CICA Initiative Direct Democracy Allows initiated constitutional amendments to be passed by a simple majority of voters in an election Approveda

CICA Initiative Direct Democracy Changes the number of signatures required for initiating statutory amendments and referring legislative actions Approveda

CICA Initiative Taxes Requires taxation be uniform upon different classifications of property; defines private and state property Approveda

LRCA Referendum Insurance Authorizes legislature to levy land property taxes to fund hail insurance for crops Approveda

LRCA Referendum Business Establishes voting privilege standards for shareholders or members when voting upon directors or managers of corporations Approveda

LRCA Referendum Judiciary Requires four state supreme court judges to declare a law unconstitutional Approveda


See also: Ohio 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Fed Con Reserves to the people the power to approve or reject federal constitutional amendments via referendum Approveda

CICA Amendment 2 Alcohol Prohibits the sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage Approveda

CICA Amendment 3 Taxes Provides that the General Assembly classify property for taxation purposes Approveda


LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Allows for laws against double taxation on property Approveda


See also: Oregon 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Education Establishes the Southern Oregon Normal School at Ashland and the Eastern Oregon Normal School by levying one twenty-fifth mill tax upon taxable property within the state Defeatedd

LRSS Measure 2 Welfare Establishes the Home for State Wards for “dependent, delinquent and defective children” Defeatedd

VR Measure 3 Hunt & Fish Criminalizes fishing in the Rogue River watershed by means of seine or set-net, fishing west of the mouth of the river and sets penalties for violating the law Defeatedd

VR Measure 4 Hunt & Fish Closes the Willamette River south of Oswego to commercial salmon fishing for specific seasons, forbids any person from keeping more than three salmon from the river per day, forbids the selling of salmon during closed season and limits the number of trolling outfits in any boat Approveda

CISS Measure 5 Taxes Repeals laws requiring newspaper advertisements of delinquent taxes and replaces such laws with mailed written notices to be sent prior to delinquency date Approveda

CISS Measure 6 Business Regulation Fixes the compensation of newspapers for the publications of all public and legal notices and advertisements Approveda

CR Measure 7 Taxes Increases the state tax levy to increase tax revenues by $940,000 Defeatedd

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1918 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CI Primary Elections Measure Election Reform Richard's Primary election law Approveda


See also: Washington 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Referendum 10 Alcohol Prohibits alcohol except for religious purposes Approveda

ConCon HJR 1 ConCon Calls for a state constitutional convention Defeatedd