Ohio Referred Issue 3, Timing of the Declaration of Election Results (1976)

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The Ohio Timing of Declaration of Election Results Amendment, also known as Issue 3, appeared on the November 2, 1976 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment requires the declaration of election results for state officers to be at the next regular session of the General Assembly.

Election results

Ohio Issue 3 (1976)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 2,297,422 67.55%
No1,103,82232.45%

Election results via Ohio Secretary of State.[2]

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To amend Section 3 of Article III and to repeal section 4 of Article III, Ohio Constitution

To require the declaration of election results for state executive officers at the next regular session of the general assembly, thereby preventing the possibility of a special session of the outgoing general assembly being called for that purpose and to remove obsolete language from the Constitution.


Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?[4]

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