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Ohio Taking Property for Sewer and Water, Issue 2 (May 1973)

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The Ohio Taking Property for Sewer and Water Amendment, also known as Issue 2, appeared on the May 8, 1973 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1] This amendment would have permitted state agencies to take property before payment for water and sewage purposes.

Election results

Ohio Issue 2 (May 1973)
Defeatedd No993,24571.03%
Yes 405,035 28.97%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall section 19 of Article I of the Ohio Constitution be amended to permit the taking, before payment, of private property by public agencies for the purpose of constructing and maintaining sanitary sewers and water lines?

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