The Ohio Individual Voting for Candidates Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was on the November 8, 1949 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required voters to individually select the candidates they wanted to vote for and removed the "straight ticket" option from Ohio ballots.
| Ohio Amendment 2 (1949)|
| Yes|| 1,007,693|| 57.32%|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
||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.
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?
- ↑ Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, "Ohio Constitution: Table of Proposed Amendments," accessed February 9, 2015
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors," accessed February 9, 2015
- ↑ State Library of Ohio, "Proposed constitutional amendments, initiated legislation and laws challenged by referendum, submitted to the electors," accessed February 9, 2015
- ↑ Youngstown Vindicator, "Official Questions and Issues Ballot," November 4, 1949
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.