Ohio Judicial System Reorganization, Issue 3 (May 1968)

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The Ohio Judicial System Reorganization Amendment, also known as Issue 3, was on the May 7, 1968 ballot as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Ohio, where it was approved.[1] This amendment reorganizes the Ohio state court system.

Election results

Ohio Issue 3 (May 1968)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 925,481 62.46%
No556,35037.54%

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

Text of measure

See also: Ohio Constitution Article II and Article XI

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Shall the Constitution of the state of Ohio be amended by amending Sections 1 and 2, enacting Sections 3, 4, 5 and 6, and repealing existing sections 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 and 14 of Article IV, and by repealing Sections 12 and 13 of Article XI, as adopted in 1851, to provide that the Supreme Court shall decide all cases by majority vote, to fix the power of the Supreme Court of Ohio to exercise administrative supervision over all courts and to make rules of practice and procedure, to prohibit the election or appointment to any judicial office of a person who shall have passed the age of 70 years, to equalize judges' salaries, and to allot increases in compensation during term, to remove the probate court as a constitutional court, and to authorize the consolidation of county probate courts and courts of common pleas?[4]

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