Ohio Old Age Pensions, Initiative 1 (1923)

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The Ohio Old Age Pensions Initiative, also known as Initiative 1, was on the November 6, 1923 ballot in Ohio as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided for a state system of old age pensions. The measure also would have created a state pension commission and county board of welfare.[1][2]

Election results

Ohio Initiative 1 (1923)
Defeatedd No777,35166.56%
Yes 390,599 33.44%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:[3]

(By Supplementary Initiative Petition)

To provide for the payment by the State of pensions to citizens who have reached the full age of 65 years, and resided in the State not less than fifteen year, in such a sum as to assure an income of not less than $350 per annum to persons who make application for the same and come within certain prescribed conditions; and to create a State Pension Commission and County Boards of Welfare to have charge of administration of said proposed law.
To provide for the payment by the State, of pensions to aged persons under certain conditions.[4]

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