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Ohio Small Legislature, Amendment 5 (1913)

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The Ohio Small Legislature Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, was on the November 4, 1913 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have reduced the size of the Ohio General Assembly. Specifically, it would have reduced the Senate from 33 members to 22 and the House of Representatives from 123 members to 50.[1][2][3][4]

The measure was the first initiated constitutional amendment to be placed on the Ohio statewide ballot.

Election results

Ohio Amendment 5 (1913)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No418,11463.51%
Yes 240,237 36.49%

Official results via: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library

Text of measure

Ballot title

The ballot title read as follows:[4]

ARTICLE XI, SECTIONS 1, 2, 3, 4 AND 5

Small Legislature [5]

Constitutional changes

The measure would have amended Sections 1 to 5 of Article XI of the Ohio Constitution.

Support

  • The amendment was proposed by liquor interests.[4]

Opposition

  • The amendment was opposed by the Anti-Saloon League.[4]

See also

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