Missouri Proposition Abolishing the Office of Constable in Certain Townships, issue 16 (1922)

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The Missouri Proposition Abolishing the Office of Constable in Certain Townships, also known as Issue 16, was on the November 7, 1922 ballot in Missouri as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated.[1]

The measure would abolished the office of constable in townships containing a city with between 100,000 and 300,000 inhabitants and appointed new constables in their place.[2]

Election results

Missouri Issue 16 (1922)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No382,91562.31%
Yes 231,601 37.69%

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 office of constable in townships containing a city of one hundred thousand and less than three hundred thousand inhabitants and providing for the transfer of the powers and duties thereof to a constable to be appointed or elected in such townships.[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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