The Ohio State Militia Qualifications Amendment
, also known as Issue 3
, was on the November 3, 1953 ballot
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
, where it was approved
This amendment removes the word "white" as a designation from those eligible or required to serve in the state militia.
| Ohio Issue 3 (1953)|
| Yes|| 905,059|| 58.18%|
Election results via the Ohio Secretary of State.
Text of measure
- See also: Ohio Constitution Section 1, Article IX
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| Shall Section 1 of Article IX of the Constitution of the state of Ohio be amended by eliminating the word "white" and providing for militia duty for all male citizens?