Ohio Homestead Exemptions Act, Issue 2 (1968)

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The Ohio Homestead Exemptions Amendment, also known as Issue 2, was on the November 5, 1968 ballot as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Ohio, where it was defeated.[1] This amendment would have provided an exemption from the homestead tax for homeowners 65 years of age and older.

Election results

Ohio Issue 2 (1968)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,825,61556.11%
Yes 1,382,016 43.09%

Election results via the Ohio Secretary of State.[2]

Text of measure

See also: Ohio Constitution Section 2, Article XII

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Shall Section 2 of Article XII of the Constitution of the state of Ohio be amended to allow that the General Assembly may provide by law for a homestead exemption? The qualifications and conditions for such exemption shall be set by the General Assembly, subject to the limitation that an owner of a homestead shall be a resident of the state of Ohio, shall be 65 years of age or older, and shall reside in the homestead. The General Assembly may also provide, by law, for a homestead exemption for all residents of Ohio who own and reside in the homestead, the amount of such exemption to be determined by or in accordance with law.[4]

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