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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)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 948,014 60.61%
No616,11339.39%

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]

Shall Section 2a of Article VIII of the Constitution of the state of Ohio, providing for a World War I bonus, be repealed?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