Ohio Issue 1, Lieutenant Governor Vacancies (1989)

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The Ohio Lieutenant Governor Vacancies Amendment, also known as Issue 1, was on the November 7, 1989 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment provides the Governor to nominate a replacement to the office of Lieutenant Governor, and for both houses of the General Assembly to approve, in case of a vacancy.

Election results

Ohio Issue 1 (1989)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,641,719 65.28%
No873,11434.72%

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

Text of measure

See also: Ohio Constitution Section 2, Article IV

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To amend Article III of the Constitution of the State of Ohio and adding thereto Section 17a

Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Lieutenant Governor, the Governor shall nominate a Lieutenant Governor who shall take office upon confirmation by vote of a majority of the members elected to each house of the general assembly.


Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?

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