Ohio Procedures for Adopting County Charters, Issue 3 (1957)

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The Ohio Procedures for Adopting County Charters Amendment, also known as Issue 3, was on the November 5, 1957 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment permitted electors of counties to adopt county charters.

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Ohio Issue 3 (1957)
Approveda Yes 832,912 51.04%

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

Text of measure

See also: Ohio Constitution Section 3, Article X

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Shall the proposed amendment of Section 3 of Article X of the Constitution of the state of Ohio, to provide that the electors of a county may approve, by majority vote, a county charter changing the form of county government and granting it powers concurrent with those of municipalities and may, in counties having a population over 500,000, approve a charter providing for exclusive exercise of municipal powers by the county with a majority of those voting in the largest municipality and in the county outside such municipality, be adopted?


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