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Ohio Judicial Terms and Compensation, Amendment 2 (1947)

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The Ohio Judicial Terms and Compensation Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was on the November 4, 1947 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided six-year terms for judges of probate courts and eliminated the provision that their compensation be payable out of the county treasury.[1][2][3]

Election results

Ohio Amendment 2 (1947)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 855,106 55.27%
No692,06144.73%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[4]

Proposing to amend section 7 of Article IV and Section 2 of Article XVII of the Constitution of Ohio relating to the term of office and the method of payment of compensation of the judge of the probate court.


SHALL THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT, RELATING TO THE TERM OF OFFICE AND METHOD OF PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION OF THE JUDGE OF THE PROBATE COURT, BE ADOPTED? [5]

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