Missouri Proposition Blocking Additional Justices of the Peace in Certain Townships, Issue 15 (1922)

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The Missouri Proposition Blocking Additional Justices of the Peace in Certain Townships, also known as Issue 15, was on the November 7, 1922 ballot in Missouri as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated.[1]

The measure would have amended existing law so county courts could not appoint additional justices of the peace in townships between 300,000 and 600,000 inhabitants.[2]

Election results

Missouri Issue 15 (1922)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No386,31562.59%
Yes 230,917 37.41%

Election results via: University of Missouri Institute for Public Policy

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

An act amending the existing law so as to provide that the county court may not appoint additional justices of the peace in townships having not less than three hundred thousand nor more than six hundred thousand inhabitants.[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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