Ohio Gubernatorial Term Limits, Issue 1 (1954)

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The Ohio Gubernatorial Term Limits Amendment, also known as Issue 1, was on the November 2, 1954 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment establishes four-year terms of office for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer of State, and Attorney General, and limits the office of Governor to two successive terms.

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Ohio Issue 1 (1954)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,165,650 55.52%
No933,71644.48%

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

Text of measure

See also: Ohio Constitution Section 2, Article III, and Section 1 and Section 2, Article XVII

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Proposing to amend Section of Article III, and Section 1 and 2 of Article XVII of the Constitution of the State of Ohio to provide that the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer of State, and Attorney General shall hold their offices for four years commencing on the second Monday of January, 1959. The Auditor of State shall hold his office for a term of two years from the second Monday of January, 1961 to the second Monday of January 1963 and thereafter shall hold his office for a four year term. No person shall hold the office of Governor for a period longer than two successive terms of four years.
SCHEDULE

If the votes for the proposal exceed those against it, this amendment shall take effect and existing section 2 of Article III and section 1 and 2 of Article XVII of the Constitution of the State of Ohio shall be repealed as of July 1, 1957.


TO AMEND SECTION 2 OF ARTICLE III AND SECTIONS 1 AND 2 OF ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF OHIO TO PROVIDE FOR FOUR-YEAR TERMS OF OFFICE FOR THE GOVERNOR, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, TREASURER OF STATE, ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND SECRETARY OF STATE, AND TO LIMIT THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR TO TWO SUCCESSIVE TERMS. [4]

Similar measures

Nearly four decades later, in 1992, Ohioans approved similar limits on the number of terms that could be served by the state's other statewide constitutional officers, when they enacted the Ohio Issue 4, Statewide Constitutional Officers Term Limits Initiative (1992).

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