Ohio Judicial Vacancies, Amendment 1 (1942)
The Ohio Judicial Vacancies Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was on the November 3, 1942 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure authorized the Ohio Governor to appoint replacements for judicial offices in cases where an office becomes vacant prior to the expiration of the regular elective term.
|Ohio Amendment 1 (1942)|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||To amend Section 13 of Article IV of the Constitution of the state of Ohio relative to vacancies in judicial office.
Sec. 13 In case the office of any judge shall become vacant, before the expiration of the regular term for which he was elected, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the governor, until a successor is elected and has qualified, and such successor shall be elected for the unexpired term, at the first general election for the office which is vacant that occurs more than forty days after the vacancy shall have occurred, provided, however, that when the unexpired term ends within one year immediately following the date of such general election, an election to fill such unexpired term shall not be held and the appointment shall be for such unexpired term.
If the votes for the proposal shall exceed those against it, this amendment shall take effect, and existing section 13 of article IV of the constitution of the state of Ohio shall be repealed and annulled.
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- 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 2, 1942
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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