Ohio Constitutional Convention Question (1910)
The Ohio Constitutional Convention Question, also known as Issue 1, was on the November 8, 1910 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. This amendment called for a constitutional convention.
Issue 1's approval led to a 22-week convention beginning on January 9, 1912 with 119 delegates from across the state and from a wide variety of professions. The most common professions included lawyers and farmers, but there also teachers and professors, physicians, bankers, as well as a variety of manufacturing and service workers. It is believed 62 of the delegates were Democratic, 52 were Republicans, 3 were Independents, and 2 were Socialists. During the convention, 340 proposals were officially recorded, which resulted in the 42 questions that appeared on the ballot. The ballot was reported to have been three feet long and ten inches wide.
|Ohio Constitutional Convention Question (1910)|
Note: A majority of the total 932,262 votes in the entire election (446,132 votes) were needed for the measure to be approved
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State (1910) (p. 156 & 461)
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
- Carmi A. Thompson, "Annual Report of the Secretary of the State" (Ohio, 1910)
- Proceedings and Debates of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Ohio - 1912
- Ohio History Central, "Ohio Constitutional Convention of 1912"
- Teaching Cleveland, "The 1912 Constitutional Convention"
- Sandusky Register, "Con-Con Election is a Big Thing in State Capital," September 01, 1912 (Page 8)
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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