Missouri Abolishing Justices of the Peace in Certain Cities Proposition, Issue 13 (1922)

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The Missouri Abolishing Justices of the Peace in Certain Cities Proposition, also known as Issue 13, was on the November 7, 1922 ballot in Missouri as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated.[1]

The measure would have abolished the offices of justices of the peace elected in townships containing a city of between 100,000 and 300,000 inhabitants. Pending business would have transferred to other justices of the peace provided for by law.[2]

Election results

Missouri Issue 13 (1922)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No386,68062.27%
Yes 234,288 37.73%

Election results via: University of Missouri Institute for Public Policy

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

An act abolishing the offices of justices of the peace elected in townships containing a city of one hundred thousand inhabitants and less than three hundred thousand inhabitants and providing for the transfer of business pending before such justices to other justices of the peace provided for by law.[3]

—Chillicothe Constitution, http://chillicothe.newspaperarchive.com/chillicothe-constitution/1922-10-27/page-5/?tag=constitutional+amendment&rtserp=tags/constitutional-amendment?pc=5230&psi=58&pci=7&pt=17053&ndt=by&py=1922&pey=1922

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