The Ohio County Probate Judges Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was on the November 8, 1949 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided that each Ohio county may have more than one probate judge.
| Ohio Amendment 1 (1949)|
|Yes|| 874,291|| 49.93%|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
||Proposing to amend section 7 of article IV of the constitution of the state of Ohio relative to probate courts.
A proposition by joint resolution of the general assembly of Ohio, proposing to amend section 7 of article IV of the constitution of the state of Ohio, so that each county may have more than one judge of the probate court, as the general assembly may determine by law.
If a majority of the electors voting on the foregoing proposed amendment adopt the same it shall become a part of the constitution of the state of Ohio and existing section 7 of article IV of said constitution shall thereupon be repealed.
SHALL THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF OHIO, RELATIVE TO MORE THAN ONE PROBATE JUDGE IN A COUNTY, BE ADOPTED?
- ↑ Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, "Ohio Constitution: Table of Proposed Amendments," accessed February 9, 2015
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors," accessed February 9, 2015
- ↑ State Library of Ohio, "Proposed constitutional amendments, initiated legislation and laws challenged by referendum, submitted to the electors," accessed February 9, 2015
- ↑ Youngstown Vindicator, "Official Questions and Issues Ballot," November 4, 1949
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.