Ohio Eligibility of Women for Appointment to Commissions, Amendment 4 (1913)

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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.[1][2][3]

Election results

Ohio Proposed Amendment 4 (1913)
Approveda 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.[4]

Text of measure

Ballot title

The ballot title read as follows:[4]


Eligibility of Women to Appointment as Members of Boards of, or Positions in, Departments and Institutions affecting, or caring for, Women and Children [5]

Full text

The full text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

The measure amended Section 4 of Article XV of the Ohio Constitution.

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