Ohio Compensation for Veterans, Amendment 9 (1953)

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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 The measure repealed a section of the Ohio Constitution that provided compensation to World War I veterans.[1][2][3]

Election results

Ohio Issue 9 (1953)
Approveda 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

Ballot title

The language appeared on the ballot as:[4]

Shall Section 2a of Article VIII of the Constitution of the state of Ohio, providing for a World War I bonus, be repealed?


Full text

The full text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

The measure amended Section 2a of Article VIII of the Ohio Constitution.

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