The Ohio Congressional District Apportionment Veto Referendum, also known as Sprague Act Veto Referendum, was on the November 2, 1915 ballot in Ohio as a veto referendum, where it was defeated. The Sprague Act was legislation to apportion congressional districts in Ohio based on the 13th federal census. The Sprague Act Veto Referendum was one of the first two veto referendums to appear on the Ohio statewide ballot.
| Ohio Veto Referendum 1 (1915)|
|Yes|| 291,927|| 47.01%|
In the above results, "yes" means approve the law and "no" means reject (repeal) the law.
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| FOR [AGAINST] HOUSE BILL NO. 710
(THE SPRAGUE ACT)
(CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT BILL)
AN ACT to amend section 4828-1 of the General Code, making an apportionment of the state of Ohio into congressional districts under the thirteenth census of the United States.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors, (updated 1/24/13)"
- ↑ The Sunday Vindicator, "Liquor License Suits in Buckeye State," November 2, 1915
- ↑ The Bryan Times, "Vote Against the Sprague Law; Guide For Marking The Ballot," (Political Advertisement) October 26, 1915