Ohio Congressional District Apportionment, Sprague Act Veto Referendum (1915)

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The Ohio Congressional District Apportionment Veto Referendum, also known as Sprague Act Veto Referendum, was on the November 2, 1915 ballot in Ohio as a veto referendum, where it was defeated. The Sprague Act was legislation to apportion congressional districts in Ohio based on the 13th federal census.[1][2] The Sprague Act Veto Referendum was one of the first two veto referendums to appear on the Ohio statewide ballot.[1]

Election results

Ohio Veto Referendum 1 (1915)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No329,09552.99%
Yes 291,927 47.01%

In the above results, "yes" means approve the law and "no" means reject (repeal) the law. Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

FOR [AGAINST] HOUSE BILL NO. 710

(THE SPRAGUE ACT)
(CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT BILL)
AN ACT to amend section 4828-1 of the General Code, making an apportionment of the state of Ohio into congressional districts under the thirteenth census of the United States.[3][4]

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