Ohio Issue 1, Lieutenant Governor Vacancies (1989)

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The Ohio Lieutenant Governor Vacancies Amendment, also known as Issue 1, was on the November 7, 1989 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment provides the Governor to nominate a replacement to the office of Lieutenant Governor, and for both houses of the General Assembly to approve, in case of a vacancy.

Election results

Ohio Issue 1 (1989)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,641,719 65.28%
No873,11434.72%

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

Text of measure

See also: Ohio Constitution Section 2, Article IV

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To amend Article III of the Constitution of the State of Ohio and adding thereto Section 17a

Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Lieutenant Governor, the Governor shall nominate a Lieutenant Governor who shall take office upon confirmation by vote of a majority of the members elected to each house of the general assembly.


Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?[4]

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