The Ohio World War I Bonus Amendment
, also known as Issue 9
, was on the November 3, 1953 ballot
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
, where it was approved
This amendment repeals a section of the Ohio Constitution that provided a bonus to World War I veterans.
| Ohio Issue 9 (1953)|
| Yes|| 948,014|| 60.61%|
Election results via the Ohio Secretary of State.
Text of measure
- See also: Ohio Constitution Section 2a, Article VIII
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| Shall Section 2a of Article VIII of the Constitution of the state of Ohio, providing for a World War I bonus, be repealed?
Path to the ballot
In 1921, Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved bonuses of $10 per month of service to Ohio residents that served in WWI. They would similarly do so again 26 years later for veterans of WWII.