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Ohio Highway Bonds, Amendment 1 (1953)

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The Ohio Highway Bonds Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was on the November 3, 1953 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure authorized the issuance of up to $500 million in bonds to be used to construct a highway system.[1][2][3]

Election results

Ohio Amendment 1 (1953)
Approveda Yes 1,035,869 60.49%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

Ballot title

The language appeared on the ballot as:[4]

Shall the proposed amendment of Article VIII of the Constitution of the state of Ohio, to provide adequate highways in Ohio and to issue revenue bonds in an amount not to exceed $500 million to provide funds therefor, be adopted?


Full text

The full text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

The measure amended Article VIII of the Ohio Constitution.

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