Ohio Issue 4, Copies of Proposed Charters Made Available to Voters (June 1980)

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The Ohio Copies of Proposed Charters Made Available to Voters Amendment, also known as Issue 4, appeared on the June 3, 1980 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1] This amendment would have changed the ways proposed charters are delivered to voters.

Election results

Ohio Issue 4 (1980)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No956,20452.41%
Yes 868,199 47.59%

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 Section 4 of Article X and Section 8 of Article XVIII of the Ohio Constitution
  1. This amendment would change the method by which copies of proposed municipal or county charters or changes to existing charters are delivered to registered voters. Under the amendment, the municipal clerk, or the legislative authority or elected charter commission of a county, must cause delivery of the proposed charter or amendments to the existing charter to each household where a registered voter resides in the municipality or county.
  2. The legislature may provide other means for publicizing proposed charters.
If adopted, this amendment shall take immediate effect.

Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?[4]

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