Ohio Qualifications of Electors, Amendment 4 (June 1976)

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The Ohio Qualifications of Electors Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, was on the June 8, 1976 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure revised qualifications to vote, including lowering the voting age to 18, and removed unconstitutional and unnecessary language.[1][2][3]

Election results

Ohio Amendment 4 (1976)
Approveda Yes 975,196 56.75%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

Ballot title

The language appeared on the ballot as:[4]

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?[5]

Full text

The full text of the measure can be read here.

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