Articles Tagged with Ballot Measures-Oregon

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The Ballot Measure Archive Project (BMAP) is invaluable for anyone researching Oregon legal history. You can find the digital archives at:

Portland State University (PSU), Special Collections & University Archives. (Currently, find the direct link under “More Collections.“)

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For the record, Measure 91 does not mention the word “recreation(al)” and its official “this Act shall be known as” statement says: “Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act.”

Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP), at the Public Health Authority website.

2014 Measure 91: Recreational Marijuana, at the Oregon OLCC website.

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KGW story: Seven measures certified for Oregon 2014 ballot

“Measure numbers for the November 4, 2014, general election ballot will be released August 1,” according to the Secretary of State’s website. But it looks as if you can see those numbers, and other information, from this PDF, which I linked to from that website.

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From the Secretary of State’s “Make or Change State Law website“, as of today:

“The number of valid signatures required to qualify an initiative for the ballot is based on a percentage of the total votes cast for governor at the last election:

  • For a constitutional initiative, 8 percent (116,284) of valid signatures is required.
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Remember Measure 78 (2011 HJR 44) in the November 2012 election? No?

Here is the vote count: yes: 1,165,963 to no: 458,509 and here is a Measure 78 summary:

Amends Constitution: Changes constitutional language describing governmental system of separation of powers; makes grammatical and spelling changes.

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It’s not always easy to find original and official texts of Oregon Measures (citizen or legislative referrals), so here are some tips*

MEASURE 5: Property Taxes

Measure 5 was a 1997 House Joint Resolution, and an amendment to the Oregon Constitution (Article XI, Section 11).

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Read full, and official, text of measures at Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division (and the Initiative, Referendum and Referral search form).

Measure 70: home ownership loans for Oregon veterans

Measure 71: changes biennial legislature to annual sessions

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Curious what a county vote recount in Oregon looks like?

See story at OPB, “Statewide Recount Of Measure 53 Vote Underway,” MEASURE 53 ELECTIONS, by Chris Lehman, Albany, OR June 17, 2008 2:07 p.m.

Recount results expected, possibly, on Thursday, which will be a busy day.

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Seized-property measure in doubt: Votes too close to call, so a recount may decide issue, by Peter Wong • Statesman Journal:

With fewer than 600 votes separating passage from failure, the state Elections Division has ordered a hand recount of the ballots cast in the May 20 primary for a statewide measure allowing police to retain some proceeds from seized property….” (full story)

Previous post here, with link to full text of Measure 53.

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* From the Oregonian 6/6/08 Newsflash: Recount likely for Ore. Measure 53, civil forfeitures:

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A recount is likely for Measure 53, the statewide ballot measure to change civil forfeiture laws on property seized by police in Oregon.

As of Friday, Measure 53 was passing by 861 votes out of 975,000.