Ohio Ballot Board Amendment, Issue 1 (June 1978)

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The Ohio Ballot Board Amendment, also known as Issue 1, was on the June 6, 1978 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment requires the Ohio Ballot Board to write the language for all ballot issues.

Election results

Ohio Issue 1 (June 1978)
Approveda Yes 720,661 65.53%

Election results via Ohio Secretary of State.[2]

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To amend Section 1g of Article II of the Constitution of Ohio
  1. To require the Ohio Ballot Board to write the ballot language for state issues proposed by initiative or referendum petition.
  2. To reduce the number of times initiative and referendum proposals must be advertised preceding the election.
  3. To make the requirements for circulating and signing initiative and referendum petitions similar to those for petitions for candidates.

Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?[4]

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