Ohio County Representation Amendment (1903)

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The Ohio County Representation Amendment, also known as Issue 2, was on the November 3, 1903 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. This amendment modifies the Ohio Constitution to provide a method for determining legislative representation based on county size.[1]

Election results

Ohio Amendment (1903)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 757,505 96.62%
No26,4973.38%

Note: A majority of the total 877,203 votes in the entire election (438,602 votes) were needed for the measure to be approved

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State (1910) (p. 156 & 461)

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The language that appeared on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

County Representation Amendment to Section 2, Article 11[1][2]

Constitutional changes

ARTICLE XI.

Sec. 2. Every county having a population equal to one-half of said ratio, shall be entitled to one representative; every county, containing said ratio, and three-fourths over, shall be entitled to two representatives; every county containing three times said ratio, shall be entitled to three representatives ; and so on, requiring after the first two, an entire ratio for each additional representative. Provided, however, that each county shall have one representative.[1]

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