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Ohio Homestead Taxes for Seniors, Amendment 1 (1970)

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The Ohio Homestead Taxes for Seniors Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was on the November 3, 1970 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure reduced homestead taxes on Ohioans that were 65 years of age and older.[1][2][3]

Election results

Ohio Amendment 1 (1970)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 2,115,557 74.83%
No711,76125.17%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

Ballot title

The language appeared on the ballot as:[4]

TO PERMIT ENACTMENT OF LAWS REDUCING THE VALUATION OF THE HOMESTEAD AND TAXES FOR RESIDENTS SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

(Prepared by Resolution of the General Assembly of Ohio)
A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.
Shall Section 2 of Article XII of the Ohio Constitution be amended to provide that laws may be passed to reduce taxes by providing for a reduction in value of the homestead of residents sixty-five years of age and older, and providing for income and other qualifications to obtain such reduction? If adopted, the amendment becomes effective January 1, 1971, and the existing section is repealed from such effective date.[5]

Constitutional changes

The measure amended Section 2 of Article XII of the Ohio Constitution.

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