The Ohio Eligibility of Women for Appointment to Commissions Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, was on the November 4, 1913 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed women to be appointed as members of government commissions and boards related to women and children.
| Ohio Proposed Amendment 4 (1913)|
| Yes|| 435,222|| 63.05%|
Official results via: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library
The Ohio constitution at the time required that those elected or appointed to any office be qualified electors. The Ohio Attorney General determined in the winter of 1912 that this barred women from holding appointed offices. The state legislature sought to correct that by placing the amendment on the ballot.
Text of measure
The ballot title read as follows:
||ARTICLE XV, SECTION 4
Eligibility of Women to Appointment as Members of Boards of, or Positions in, Departments and Institutions affecting, or caring for, Women and Children
The full text of the measure can be read here.
The measure amended Section 4 of Article XV of the Ohio Constitution.
- ↑ Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, "Ohio Constitution: Table of Proposed Amendments," accessed February 3, 2015
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors," accessed February 3, 2015
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "Annual Report of the Secretary of State, 1913," accessed February 3, 2014
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 The Bryan Times, "Sheaf of Six Ballots for Each Bryan Voter Next Tuesday," October 31, 1913
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.