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Missouri Department of Aging, Amendment 5 (1996)

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The Missouri Department of Aging Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, was on the November 5, 1996 ballot in Missouri as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have created a state department of aging within the executive branch of the state government.[1][2]

Election results

Missouri Amendment 5 (1996)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,067,57455.72%
Yes 848,233 44.28%

Election results via: University of Missouri Institute for Public Policy

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The question on the ballot appeared as:[2]

Shall the constitution of the state of Missouri be amended to create a state department of aging within the executive branch of state government? State administrative costs to implement this proposal are unknown but subject to state appropriations. No local costs are anticipated. [3]

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