Ohio Issue 2, Congressional Term Limits Initiative (1992)

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The Ohio Congressional Term Limits Amendment, also known as Issue 2, was on the November 3, 1992 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment limits successive terms of office for United States Senators from Ohio to two terms and United States Representatives from Ohio to four terms. It was later nullified by U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton.

Election results

Ohio Issue 2 (1992)
Approveda Yes 2,897,123 66.24%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment

To amend Article V of the Ohio Constitution by the addition of new sections 8 and 9 a s follows:

Section 8: No person shall hold the office of United States Senator from Ohio for a period longer than two successive terms of six years. No person shall hold the office of United States Representative from Ohio for a period longer than four successive terms of two years. Terms shall be considered successive unless separate by a period of four or more years. Only terms beginning on or after January 1, 1993 shall be considered in determining an individual's eligibility to hold office.

Section 9: In determining the eligibility of an individual to hold an office in accordance with this article, (A) time spent in an office in fulfillment of a term to which another person was first elected shall not be considered provided that a period of at least four years passed between the time, if any, in which the individual previously held that office, and the time the individual is elected or appointed to fill the unexpired term; and (B) and person who is elected to an office in a regularly scheduled election and resigns prior to the completion of the term for which he or she was elected, shall be considered to have served the full term in the office.
If adopted by a majority of electors voting on this amendment, each provision of this amendment shall be deemed severable from the others, and a find that a provision is invalid shall not affect the other provisions.

A majority yes vote is necessary for passage

Shall the proposed amendment be adopted? [4]

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