Ohio World War I Bonus, Issue 9 (1953)

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The Ohio World War I Bonus Amendment, also known as Issue 9, was on the November 3, 1953 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment repeals a section of the Ohio Constitution that provided a bonus to World War I veterans.

Election results

Ohio Issue 9 (1953)
Approveda Yes 948,014 60.61%

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

Text of measure

See also: Ohio Constitution Section 2a, Article VIII

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Shall Section 2a of Article VIII of the Constitution of the state of Ohio, providing for a World War I bonus, be repealed?

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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.

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