Ohio Death Penalty Appeals Amendment, Issue 1 (1994)
|Ohio Issue 1 (1994)|
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
To amend Sections 2 and 3 of Article IV of the Constitution of the State of Ohio
To change the procedure for appeals of cases in which the death penalty is imposed, this amendment will:
If adopted, this amendment will be effective January 1, 1995.
Shall the proposed amendment be adopted? 
The official voter guide arguments for Issue 1 were signed by:
- Governor George Voinovich
- Ohio Attorney General Lee Fisher
- The Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association
The main argument they made in the voter guide was:
- "Ohioans should vote in favor of Issue 1 because it is a reasonable step toward reforming our criminal justice system. Too often criminals are allowed to manipulate and exploit our judicial process through endless appeals that take years to review. Meanwhile, the families of victims wait for final justice to be administered. Unfortunately, many families are still waiting. Support for Issue 1 is support for these families."
The official voter guide arguments against Issue 1 were signed by:
- Mary Abel
- J. Donald Mottley
- Vernon Sykes
- Ben E. Espy
- Mearle Kearns
The main arguments they made in the voter guide were:
- "It will not significantly shorten the time between a sentence of death and execution."
- "It increases the risk that an innocent person will be executed."
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- Ohio Secretary of State, "1990-1999 Official Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "A History of Statewide Issue Votes in Ohio," accessed July 26, 2013
- Toledo Blade, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments," October 25, 1994
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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