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Ohio Compulsory Primaries, Amendment 1 (1926)
The Ohio Compulsory Primaries Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was on the November 2, 1926 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have eliminated the compulsory primary election.
|Ohio Amendment 1 (1926)|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|“||Synopsis—By this amendment it is proposed to give to the general assembly the right to provide by law for the nomination of all elective officers, but it preserves the right to nominate by petition and if nominations are made by conventions, the delegates to the convention shall be chosen by the direct vote of the electors. The delegates to the National conventions of political parties shall be chosen as now provided by the constitution.
Be it Resolved by the people of the State of Ohio that Article V, Section 7, of the Constitution of the State of Ohio be amended and a new section to be designated Section 8, of said articles be added to read as follows:
Section 7. All nominations for elective state, district, county, township and municipal officers, and for United States Senator, shall me made in such manner and by such method as may be provided by law, but the right to be nominated by petition shall be preserved, and all delegates to all political conventions shall be chosen by direct vote of the electors.
If the votes for the above proposal exceed those against it, this amendment shall take effect and original Section 7 of Article V, of the Constitution of the State of Ohio shall be repealed and annulled.
Shall the Amendment be adopted?
- Ohio 1926 ballot measures
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- History of Initiative & Referendum in Ohio
- Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, "Ohio Constitution: Table of Proposed Amendments," accessed February 6, 2015
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors," accessed February 6, 2015
- State Library of Ohio, "Proposed constitutional amendments, initiated legislation and laws challenged by referendum, submitted to the electors," accessed February 6, 2015
- Hamilton Daily News, "Instructions To All Voters," October 30, 1926
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
State of Ohio
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | Auditor of State | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Director of Insurance | Director of Agriculture | Director of Natural Resources | Superintendent of Industrial Compliance and Labor | Chairman of Public Utilities |
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