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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Oregon County-by-County Totals for Woman Suffrage Ballot Measure November 1912


Here are the county-by-county totals for the November 1912 ballot measure on the question of extending the right of suffrage to women from the Oregon State Archives in chart and map forms.


1912 (Measures) Abstract of Votes, Cast at General Election held in the State of Oregon on the fifth Day of November, 1912, on all measures "Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly," "Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People," and "Proposed by Initiative Petition."  Compiled by Ben W. Olcott, Secretary of Sate, From the Official Canvass Made November 29, 1912. Bound between Oregon Blue Book 1911 and Oregon Blue Book 1913-1914 in Oregon Blue Book, 1907-1914, Oregon State Archives

“Equal suffrage amendment, extending the right of suffrage to women."
County                       Total Ballots Cast    300 Yes           301 No
Baker                           3,993                           1,577               1,519
Benton                         2,758                           1,161               1,180
Clackamas                   6,852                           2,724               2,932
Clatsop                       2,864                           1,277               1,048
Columbia                     2,213                              810                  814
Coos                            3,972                           1,846               1,255
Crook                          2,933                           1,062                  973
Curry                             661                              343                  195
Douglas                       5,081                           2,285               1,887
Gilliam                           898                              327                  392
Grant                           1,490                              545                  451
Harney                        1,361                              554                  491
Hood River                 1,715                              766                  617
Jackson                       5,514                           2,794               1,875
Josephine                    2,361                           1,193                  782
Klamath                      2,147                              919                  688
Lake                            1,123                              385                  393
Lane                            7,783                           3,508               2,424
Lincoln                        1,380                              507                  558
Linn                             5,640                           2,224               2,547
Malheur                      1,942                              775                  690
Marion                        8,273                           3,151               3,885
Morrow                      1,159                              459                  398
Multnomah                41,421                        19,288              17,701
Polk                             3,416                           1,242               1,724
Sherman                         740                              297                  280
Tillamook                    1,567                              559                  516
Umatilla                      4,659                           2,067               1,728
Union                          3,452                           1,236               1,190
Wallowa                      1,930                              802                  847
Wasco                         2,725                              984               1,239
Washington                 5,014                           1,541               2,010
Wheeler                          737                              275                  256
Yamhill                        4,339                           1,782               1,619
Totals                      144,118                          61,265            57,104

Note: Present Jefferson County created from portion of Crook County in 1914; present Deschutes County created from portion of Crook County 1916.



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