Ohio Individual Voting for Candidates, Amendment 2 (1949)

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The Ohio Individual Voting for Candidates Amendment was on the November 8, 1949 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment requires voters to individually select the candidates they want to vote for and removes the "straight ticket" option from Ohio ballots.

Election results

Ohio Amendment 2 (1949)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,007,693 57.32%
No750,20642.68%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Proposing to amend Article V of the constitution of the State of Ohio by adopting Section 2a to provide that electors of the State of Ohio may vote for candidates only by separately indicating their vote for each candidates.

The proposed amendment provides that the names of all candidates for an office at any general election shall be arranged in a group under the title of that office, and that such names in each group shall be rotated. Except at a part primary or in a nonpartisan election, the name or designation of each candidate's party, if any, shall be printed under or after each candidate's name in lighter and smaller type face than that in which the candidate's name is printed. An elector may vote for candidates (other than candidates for President and Vice-President of the United States) only and in no other way than by indicating his vote for each candidate separately from the indication of his vote for any other candidate.

SCHEDULE

The provisions of the foregoing amendment shall become effective immediately upon certification of the Secretary of State that a majority of the electors voting at the General Election of November 8, 1949 have cast their ballots in favor of such amendment.


SHALL THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF OHIO, TO PROVIDE THAT ELECTORS OF THE STATE OF OHIO MAY VOTE FOR CANDIDATES ONLY BY SEPARATELY INDICATING THEIR VOTE FOR EACH CANDIDATE, BE ADOPTED? [4]

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