The Ohio Governor and Lieutenant Governor Amendment
, also known as Issue 1
, appeared on the November 2, 1976 ballot
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
, where it was approved
This amendment provides rules for succession of the Governor of Ohio
and the Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
| Ohio Issue 1 (1976)|
| Yes|| 2,388,184|| 69.48%|
Election results via Ohio Secretary of State.
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|| Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To repeal Sections 15 and 17 of Article III and to adopt new Sections 15, 16, and 17 of Article III, Ohio Constitution
- To provide for and clarify succession to the governorship when the governor can no longer serve.
- To provide that the Ohio Supreme Court upon resolution of two-thirds of the general assembly has complete jurisdiction to determine disability of the governor or governor-elect.
- To provide for the election of the governor and lieutenant governor when both offices are vacated during the first 20 months of the term, and
- To provide for succession when the governor-elect is unable to take the office.
Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "Ohio 1970-1979 ballot measures and election results," accessed July 31, 2013
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "A History of Statewide Issue Votes in Ohio," accessed July 31, 2013
- ↑ Toledo Blade, "Ballot Language, Explanation, Arguments, and Resolutions for Amendments to the Ohio Constitution Proposed by the General Assembly to be Submitted to the Voters at the General Election, November 2, 1976," October 20, 1976