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Ohio State Lottery Question, Issue 1 (May 1973)

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The Ohio State Lottery Amendment, also known as Issue 1, appeared on the May 8, 1973 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment authorizes the creation of an Ohio State Lottery.

Election results

Ohio Issue 1 (May 1973)
Approveda Yes 973,956 64.01%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Shall Section 6, Article XV of the Constitution of Ohio be amended to permit the general assembly to authorize an agency of the state to conduct lotteries, the net proceeds of which shall be paid into the General Revenue Fund of the state?[4]

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