Ohio Extra Judges for the Court of Appeals, Amendment 2 (1959)

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The Ohio Extra Judges for Court of Appeals Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was on the November 3, 1959 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed the Ohio General Assembly to add judges to the Ohio Court of Appeals when needed.[1][2][3]

Election results

Ohio Issue 2 (1959)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,028,914 55.95%
No809,95744.05%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

Ballot title

The language appeared on the ballot as:[4]

Shall the proposed amendment to Article IV, Section 6 of the Constitution to allow laws to be passed increasing the number of judges in a Courts of Appeals where in the volume of business may require such additional judge or judges, and to provide that, in districts having additional judges, three judges shall participate in the hearing and disposition of each case, be adopted?

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Constitutional changes

The measure amended Section 6 of Article IV of the Ohio Constitution.

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