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Kentucky Proposes a Change in Elected Officials Term Limits, Amendment 1 (November 1981)

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Kentucky Amendment 1 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Kentucky which was defeated on the ballot on voted November 5, 1981.

This amendment sought to change term limits of elected officials so that they could not seek re-election until four years after the end of their second consecutive term.[1]

Election results

Kentucky amendment 1 (1981)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No381,36261.0%
Yes 213,988 39.0%

Official results via: Kentucky.gov, "Kentucky 1981 Ballot Measures Election Results"

Text on the ballot

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Shall Sections 71, 82, 93 and 99 of the Constitution be amended to provide (1) that the governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, auditor of public accounts, secretary of state, commissioner of agriculture, labor and statistics, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction, and register of the land office shall be eligible to election for two (2) successive terms and shall be ineligible to re-election for the succeeding four (4) years after the expiration of the second term of which they have been elected; (2) that the sheriff shall be eligible to election for successive terms.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 [1]National Conference of State Legislatures, "Kentucky 1981 Ballot Measures," accessed July 5, 2013]
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.