Oklahoma Ballot Measures (1916-1928)

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The follow measures were filed for placement on the Oklahoma ballot between 1916 and 1928[1]. Click on the "State Question #" to view the text of the measure or other details.

State Question # Type Initative or Referendum # Resolution or Bill # Citation Subject Disposition
78 Initiative 51 -- Amending Const. Art. 2 The Fair Election Law Yes: 147,067; No: 119,602; Needed to carry: 152,054; Date: 11/7/1916
79 Initiative 52 -- Const. Art. 3, Sec. 1 & Repealing Sec. 3 Women Suffrage Abandoned
80 Initiative 53 -- Repealing SB 38 Registration of Electors Yes: 140,366; No: 114,824; Needed to carry: 152,054; Date: 11/7/1916
81 Legislative 54 HJR 17 Const. Art. 10, Sec. 21 Creating a State Tax Commission Yes: 50 656; No: 146130; Date: 8/1/1916
82 Legislative 55 SJR 6 Const. Art. 3, Sec. 3a Qualification for Electors Yes: 90,605; No: 133,140; Date: 8/1/1916
83 Legislative 56 SJR 12 Const. Repeal Sec. 12a of Art. 10 Taxes for Common School Funds Yes: 76,093; No: 127,525; Date: 8/1/1916
84 Legislative 57 SJR 27 Const. Art. 7, Sec. 7 Clerk of Supreme Court Yes: 58,933; No: 134,963; Date: 8/1/1916
85 Legislative 58 SJR 20 Const. Art. 10, Sec. 27 Limiting City and Town Indebtedness Yes: 44,687; No: 147,933; Date: 8/1/1916
86 Legislative 59 HJR 1 Const. Art. 23, Sec. 7 Authorizing Compulsary Compensation for Employees Yes: 50,995; No: 139132; Necessary: 100227; Date: 8/1/1916
87 Legislative 60 SJR 18 Amending Const. Consolidating Supreme Court and Criminal Court of Appeals Yes: 42,896; No: 149,272; Date: 8/1/1916
88 Legislative 61 SJR 22 Const. Art 2, Sec. 19 Number of Jurors Yes: 49, 954; No: 142,333; Date: 8/1/1916
89 Legislative 62 SJR 16 Const. Art. 7, Sec. 10 Abolishing County Courts Yes: 47,194; No: 157,284; Date: 8/1/1916
90 Initiative 63 -- Const. Art 10, Sec. 12a Tax Levy for Common Schools Abandoned
91 Initiative 64 -- Const. Art 10, Sec. 12a Tax Levy for Common Schools Abandoned
92 Initiative 65 -- Const. Art. 10, Sec. 13b Tax Levy on Crude Oil and Natural Gas Abandoned
93 Referendum 29 -- To Veto SB 55 Intoxicating Liquors Insufficient
94 Referendum 30 -- Referring SB 111 to a vote of the people Referring the Chiropractic Bill to a vote Yes: 211,252; No: 164,788; Date: 11/2/1920
95 Referendum 31 -- Referring SB 307 to the people for a vote Agriculture Fair at Muskogee No election held
96 Referendum 32 -- Referring HB 3 to the people for a vote Sale of Cigarettes Abandoned
97 Legislative 33 SCR 5 Const. Art. 3, Sec. 1 Universal Suffrage - Women to Vote Qualifications of Electors Yes: 106,909; No: 81,481; Date: 11/5/1918
98 Initiative 66 -- New Law Regulate and Licensing Practitioners Abandoned
99 Initiative 67 -- Const. Art 10, Sec, 12a Tax for Common Schools Yes: 162749; No: 179271; Date: 11/2/1920
100 Legislative 34 SJR 10 New Sec. Const. Art. 10 State System of Durable Hard Surfaced Roads Yes: 69,917; No: 171,327; Date: 5/6/1919
101 Referendum 35 -- To Veto SB 509 of 1917 Registration of Motor Vehicles Dismissed by order of the Supreme Court
102 Referendum 36 -- Referring SCR 2 to the people Prohibition
103 Referendum 37 -- Various Sections of SB 36 Workmen's Compensation Measure Abandoned
104 Initiative 68 -- New Law Additional Oath for Public Officials Abandoned
105 Initiative 69 -- Const. Art. 4, Sec. 25 Transfer duties of Chief Oil and Gas Cnservation to Chief Inspector Abandoned
106 Initiative 70 -- Const. Art. 6, Sec. 10-A Board of Pardon and Paroles Abandoned
107 Initiative 71 -- Const. Art. 6, Sec. 10-A Board of Pardon and Paroles Abandoned
108 Referendum 37 -- To Veto HJR 1 ratifying U.S. Constitution Veto the action of adopting Woman Suffrage Abandoned
109 Initiative 72 -- Const. Art. 10, Sec. 9-A Ad valorem Tax for Common Schools` Yes: 169,639; No: 188,574; Date: 11/2/1920
110 Initiative 73 -- Const. Art. 6, Sec. 10-A Pardon and Paroles Insufficient
111 Legislative 38 HCR 14 Const. Art. 19, Sec. 3 Insurance Organizations Yes: 157064; No: 159919; Date: 11/2/1920
112 Legislative 39 HJR 3 Const. Art. 5, Sec. 21 Legislative Compensation Yes: 125463; No: 173374; Date: 11/2/1920
113 Initiative 74 -- New Law & repealing sec. 6889 - 6914 of Revised Laws of 1910 Licensing Practitioners Abandoned
114 Legislative 40 SJR 8 Const. Art.10., Sec. 9 Ad valorem Taxes Yes: 136647; No: 191180; Date: 8/1/1922
115 Initiative 75 -- Const. Art. 13, Se. 4 Compulsory Attendance at Public School Abandoned
116 Initiative 76 -- Const. Art. 26. Soilder Bonus Bill Yes: 255887; No: 234909; Needed to carry: 260282; Date: 11/7/1922
117 Initiative 77 -- Const. Art. 6 Sec. 10-A Pardon and Parole Board Abandoned
118 Initiative 78 -- Const. Art. 9, Sec. 15 Railroad and Warehouse Commission Abandoned
119 Initiative 79 -- New Law Convening the Legislature for impeachment proceedings Yes: 209,452; No: 70,638 Supreme Court ruled not a constitutional amendment inoperative. Simpson v Hill et all., 263 P. 635, 128 Okl.269.
120 Initiative 80 -- New Law Qualifications of electors - General Elections Abandoned
121 Legislative 41 SJR 4 Amend Const. Workmen's Compensation Yes: 137358; No: 120761; Needed to carry: 144551; Date: 10/2/1923
122 Legislative 42 SJR 5 Const. Art. 6, Sec. 3 Eligibility & Qualifications for state office Yes: 173,262; No: 86,445 (10-2-1923 Election Supreme Court rules special election invalid, Case No. 21651. Resubmitted on General); Yes: 242,656; No: 119,338. Necessary to carry 255,661; Date: 11/2/1930
123 Legislative 43 HJR 17 Const. Art. 26, Soldier's State Aid Yes: 120219; No: 142082; Date: 10/2/1923
124 Legislative 44 HCR 18 Const. Art 10, Sec. 9 Limiting Ad valorem Tax Yes: 144758; No: 116711 Supreme Court ruled legislative act submitting measure unconstitutional. State ex rel. Short v. State Board of Equalization, 230 P. 743, 107 Okl. 118.; Date: 10/2/1923
125 Legislative 45 SB 408 Const. Art. 14, Sec. 4 Depositors' Guaranty Fund Yes: 111081; No: 160668 Election Ruled Invalid: special election requires 3/4 vote of both houses of Legislature.; Date: 10/2/1923
126 Initiative 81 -- New Law Secret Fraternal Organizations Abandoned
127 Initiative 82 -- Const. Art. 6, Sec. 10-A Pardon and Parole Board Abandoned
128 Initiative 83 -- New Law Secret Organizations Abandoned
129 Initiative 84 -- New Law General Elections Abandoned
130 Initiative 85 -- New Law Regulating Secret Societies Abandoned
131 Initiative 86 -- New Law Declaring journalism to be a profession and requiring oath Abandoned
132 Initiative 87 -- Const. Art. 5, Sec. 1 Creating a one House Legislature Abandoned
133 Initiative 88 -- New Law Qualifications of Electors and Elections Abandoned
134 Referendum 46 -- Repeal of House Bill No. 4 of Laws 1925 An Act relating to the business of furnishing power, light, heat, gas, electricity, or water in cities and towns Insufficient
135 Referendum 47 HB 369 Repeal HB 369 which repeals 1921 O.S. Sec. 11015 & 11016 Labeling of convict-made goods Yes: 102660; No: 192484; Date: 11/2/1926
136 Referendum 48 HB 278 O.S. 1921 Sec. 10,131 and 10,139 License Fees on Automobiles, Motor Cycles and Trucks Abandoned
137 Referendum 49 -- Repeal Chapter 175, Session Laws 1923 and re-enacting Sec. 10250, 10254, 10261 and 10264 of Chapter 86, Art. II O.S. 1921 Text Books for use in Public Schools Yes: 120210; No; 187369; Date: 11/2/1926
138 Initiative 89 -- New Law Ad valorem Tax Yes: 72652; No: 220382; Date: 11/2/1926
139 Initiative 90 -- New Law Municipal Bonds Yes: 114479; No: 165,288; Date: 11/2/1926
140 Initiative 91 -- Const. Art. 6, Sec. 3 Elected Officials qualifications Abandoned
141 Initiative 92 -- New Law Forbidding the levying of any tax not specifically authorized by law Yes: 182,012; No: 68,975 Supreme Court Ruled Act unconstitutional Atchison, T.& S. L. Ry. Co. v Long. 251 P. 486, 122 Okl.86; Date: 8/3/1926
142 Initiative 93 -- none specified Elections Abandoned
143 Initiative 94 -- New Law Repayment of Illegal Taxes Assessed for the year of 1921 and thereafter Abandoned
144 Legislative 50 SJR 5 Const. Art. 5, Sec. 21 Per Diem of Legislature & Limiting 90 Day Sessions Yes: 54007; No: 251332; Date: 11/2/1926
145 Legislative 51 HJR 7 Const. Art. 10, Sec. 9 Special State Levy for Public Schools Yes: 105588; No: 223625; Date: 11/2/1926
146 Legislative 52 SB 282 Amending Const. Calling a Constitutional Convention Yes: 47510; No: 241040; Date: 11/2/1926
147 Initiative 95 -- New Law Employment for Convicts Abandoned
148 Initiative 96 -- New Const. Amendment Judicial Determination of the results of Primary Elections Abandoned
149 Initiative 97 -- Const. Art. 10, Sec. 12-B Severance Tax on exhaustible natural resources Abandoned
150 Initiative 98 -- Const. Art. 10, Sec. 12-B Severance Tax on exhaustible natural resources Abandoned
151 Initiative 99 -- Const. Art 6, Sec. 10-A Pardon and Parole Board Abandoned
152 Initiative 100 -- 68 O.S. Sec. 331 - 341 Illegal Ad valorem Tax Levies Yes: 291995; No: 56099; Date: 8/7/1928

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