Ohio Issue 1, Supreme Court Temporary Judges (1944)

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The Ohio Supreme Court Temporary Judges Amendment was on the November 7, 1944 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment permits the use of temporary or substitute judges in the state Supreme Court.

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Ohio Issue 1 (1944)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,429,635 70.05%
No611,27629.95%

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]

Proposing to amend Section 2 of Article IV of the Constitution of the state of Ohio, permitting the use of temporary or substitute judges in the Supreme Court of Ohio.

A proposition, by joint resolution of the general assembly of Ohio, proposing to amend section 2 of article IV of the Constitution of the State of Ohio, so that if any of the judges of the supreme court shall be unable, bu reason of illness, disability or disqualification to hear, consider and decide a cause or causes, the chief justice, or in case of the absence or disability of the chief justice, the judge having the longest period of service upon the supreme court, may direct any judge of any court of appeals to sit with the judges of the supreme court in the place and stead of the absent judge. The judge of the court of appeals so designated shall temporarily perform the duties of a judge of the supreme court as to such cause or causes designated.

SCHEDULE

If the voters for the proposal shall exceed those against it, this amendment shall take effect, and existing section 2 of article IV of the constitution of the state of Ohio shall be repealed and annulled. [4]

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