Direct democracy in Oregon

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Laws regarding initiatives and referendums in the United States
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The U.S. state of Oregon is one of the many states in the United States that has direct democracy in the form of initiatives and referendums. Oregon residents introduced this system in 1902 with a ballot measure. Nationwide, referendums and initiatives became known as the "Oregon System" of direct government.[1]

Recall elections are also allowed in Oregon's system.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Oregon Blue Book - Initiative, Referendum and Recall Introduction". Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved 2009-11-28.
  2. ^ State by state listing of where initiatives and referendums are used Archived February 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.