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Ohio Qualifications for Holding Office, Amendment 3 (May 1973)

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The Ohio Qualifications for Holding Office Amendment, also known as Amendment 3, was on the May 8, 1973 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have repealed certain disqualifications, such as embezzlement of public funds, for holding public office.[1][2][3]

Election results

Ohio Amendment 3 (May 1973)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No848,74361.55%
Yes 530,232 38.45%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

The question appeared on the ballot as:[4]

Shall Section 5 of Article II of the Ohio Constitution, disqualifying convicted embezzlers of public funds from holding any office in the state and preventing any person holding public money for disbursement, or otherwise, from having a seat in the general assembly until such money is accounted for and paid into the treasury, be repealed?[5]

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