The Lieutenant Governor Vacancy Act was on the November 7, 1989 ballot in Ohio as Issue 1, where it was approved.
Issue 1 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, referred to the ballot by the Ohio State Legislature as a proposed amendment to Article III, Section 17a of the Ohio Constitution. It said that when a vacancy in the office of the Lieutenant Governor exists, the Governor is to 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.
| Ohio Issue 1 (1989)|
| Yes|| 1,641,719|| 65.28%|
Election Results via: Ohio Secretary of State