Ohio Issue 4, Statewide Constitutional Officers Term Limits Initiative (1992)

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The Ohio Statewide Constitutional Officers Term Limits Amendment, also known as Issue 4, was on the November 3, 1992 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment limits the number of terms that the Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, the Ohio Secretary of State, the Ohio Treasurer, the Ohio Attorney General and the Ohio Auditor are allowed to serve. The number of terms that a Governor of Ohio can serve in office had already been limited in 1954, when Ohioans approved Ohio Gubernatorial Term Limits, Issue 1 (1954).

Election results

Ohio Issue 4 (1992)
Approveda Yes 3,028,288 69.18%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment

To amend Article III, Section 2 of the Ohio Constitution by the addition of the following paragraphs:

No person shall hold the office of lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer of state, attorney general, or auditor of state for a period longer than two successive terms of four years. Terms shall be considered successive unless separated by a period of four or more years. Only terms beginning on or after January 1, 1995 shall be considered in determining an individual's eligibility to hold office the office of lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer of state, attorney general, or auditor of state.

In determining the eligibility of an individual to hold an office in accordance with this article, (A) time spent in an office in fulfillment of a term to which another person was first elected shall not be considered provided that a period of at least four years passed between the time, if any, in which the individual previously held that office, and the time the individual is elected or appointed to fill the unexpired term; and (B) and person who is elected to an office in a regularly scheduled election and resigns prior to the completion of the term for which he or she was elected, shall be considered to have served the full term in the office.
If adopted by a majority of electors voting on this amendment, each provision of this amendment shall be deemed severable from the others, and a find that a provision is invalid shall not affect the other provisions.

A majority yes vote is necessary for passage

Shall the proposed amendment be adopted? [4]

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