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Ohio Referred Issue 4, Qualifications of Electors (June 1976)

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The Ohio Qualifications of Electors Amendment, also known as Issue 4, appeared on the June 8, 1976 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment revises qualifications to vote, including lowering the voting age to 18.

Election results

Ohio Issue 4 (1976)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 975,196 56.75%
No743,06043.25%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To amend Section 1 and 4 and to repeal Sections 3 and 5 of Article V, Ohio Constitution
  1. To conform the Ohio Constitution to the United States Constitution and to federal court decisions by lowering the voting age to 18 and eliminating the six months residency requirement.
  2. To permit the general assembly by law to deny persons convicted of a felony the privilege of voting or being eligible for public office.
  3. To repeal provisions granting voters privilege from arrest and repeal the section which prohibits military personnel from boating from a residence on a military installation within the state.

Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?[4]

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