1961 ballot measures

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See also: Maine 1961 ballot measures

October 10
Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Referendum Question No. 1 Transportation Issues $6 million in bonds for the construction of state highways Approveda
BI Referendum Question No. 2 Housing Issues $2.6 million bonds for construction of self-liquidating student housing at teachers colleges Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 Pension Limits uses of funds in State Retirement System to retirement purposes ApprovedaOverturnedot
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Bonds Allows voters to issue municipal bonds for construction and industrial purposes ApprovedaOverturnedot


See also: Ohio 1961 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Elections Establishes a different method of filling vacancies in the General Assembly Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Admin of gov't Provides for continuity of state government in case of emergency Approveda
LRCA Issue 3 War and peace Increases the age limits for the state militia Approveda
LRCA Issue 4 Legislature Allows the Ohio State Senate to advise and consent to any appointments made by the Ohio Governor Approveda


See also: Wisconsin 1961 ballot measures

April 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Local spending Sets debt limit at 10% of equalized property value for integrated aid school districts Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Term limits Removes term limit for successive terms of sheriffs Defeatedd
LRCA Question 3 War and peace Grants legislature power to keep government functioning in case of enemy attack Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Wages and pay Allows legislature to increase salaries of public officer during their term of office. Defeatedd
LRCA Question 5 Eminent domain Removes provision of jury verdict of necessity for municipal eminent domain, and grants legislature power to dictate by law instead Approveda
LRSS Question 6 Taxes Separates private and personal property from other merchant property for tax purposes Approveda