Ohio Double Taxation on Property, Amendment 4 (1918)

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The Ohio Double Taxation on Property Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, was on the November 5, 1918 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. This amendment modified the Ohio Constitution to allow for laws against double taxation on property.[1]


In the court case State ex rel. v Fulton (99 O.S. 168), it was decided that the provisions of Amendment 3 conflicted with the provisions of Amendment 4. Although Amendment 3 received a majority of votes and was approved, Amendment 4 received a greater absolute value of votes. That meant that Amendment 4 became law, while Amendment 3 did not.[1]

Election results

Ohio Amendment 4 (1918)
Approveda Yes 479,420 56.36%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:


Laws may be passed to provide against the double taxation that results from the taxation of both the real estate and the mortgage or the debt secured thereby, or other lien upon it.[2][3]

Path to the ballot

  • The Amendment was sent to the ballot via House Joint Resolution No. 34.
  • The joint resolution was adopted by the 82nd General Assembly on March 12, 1917.[1]

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