The Ohio Compensation for Veterans Amendment, also known as Amendment 9, was on the November 3, 1953 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure repealed a section of the Ohio Constitution that provided compensation to World War I veterans.
| Ohio Issue 9 (1953)|
| Yes|| 948,014|| 61.50%|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
In 1921, Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved bonuses of $10 per month of service to Ohio residents that served in World War I. They would similarly do so again 26 years later for veterans of World War II.
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
||Shall Section 2a of Article VIII of the Constitution of the state of Ohio, providing for a World War I bonus, be repealed?
The full text of the measure can be read here.
The measure amended Section 2a of Article VIII of the Ohio Constitution.
- ↑ Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, "Ohio Constitution: Table of Proposed Amendments," accessed February 10, 2015
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors," accessed February 10, 2015
- ↑ State Library of Ohio, "Proposed constitutional amendments, initiated legislation and laws challenged by referendum, submitted to the electors," accessed February 10, 2015
- ↑ Toledo Blade, "Official Questions and Issues Ballot," November 2, 1953
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.