The Ohio Qualifications of Electors Amendment
, also known as Issue 4
, appeared on the June 8, 1976 ballot
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
, where it was approved
This amendment revises qualifications to vote, including lowering the voting age to 18.
| Ohio Issue 4 (1976)|
| Yes|| 975,196|| 56.75%|
Election results via the Ohio Secretary of State.
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To amend Section 1 and 4 and to repeal Sections 3 and 5 of Article V, Ohio Constitution
- 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.
- To permit the general assembly by law to deny persons convicted of a felony the privilege of voting or being eligible for public office.
- 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?