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Ohio Issue 1, Homestead Taxes for Seniors (1970)

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The Ohio Homestead Taxes for Seniors Amendment, also known as Issue 1, appeared on the November 3, 1970 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment reduces homestead taxes on Ohioans that are 65 and older.

Election results

Ohio Issue 1 (1970)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 2,115,557 74.83%
No711,76125.17%

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

Text of measure

See also: Article XII, Section 2, of the Ohio Constitution

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3][4]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

To provide that laws may be passed reducing taxes by providing for a reduction in value of the homestead of those residents 65 years of age and older setting forth income and other qualifications.

Shall Section 2 of Article XII of the Ohio Constitution be amended to provide that laws may be passed to reduce taxes by providing for a reduction in value of the homestead of residents sixty-five years of age and older, providing for income and other qualifications to obtain such reduction? If adopted, the amendment becomes effective January 1, 1971, and the existing section is repealed from such affective date.

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