Ohio Voting Age, Amendment 1 (1969)
The Ohio Voting Age Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was on the November 4, 1969 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have lowered the legal voting age in Ohio from 21 to 19 years of age.
|Ohio Amendment 1 (1969)|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Shall section 1 of Article V of the Constitution of the state of Ohio be amended to read as follows:
Sec. 1. Every citizen of United States of the age of 19 years, who shall have been a resident of the state one year next preceding the election, and of the county, township, or ward in which he resides, such time as may be provided by law, shall have the qualification of an elector and be entitled to vote at all elections. Every citizen of United States being 19 years of age who is not entitled to vote at all elections shall be entitled to vote for the choice of electors for president and vice president of United States if he shall have been a resident of the state, county, township, or ward in which he desires to vote such time as may be provided by law, provided that he is not entitled to vote for the choice of electors for president and vice president of the United States in any other state.
EFFECTIVE DATE AND REPEAL
If adopted by a majority of the electors voting on this amendment, the amendment shall take effect January 1, 1970 and existing section 1 of Article V of the Constitution of Ohio shall be repealed from such effective date.
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- History of Initiative & Referendum in Ohio
- Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, "Ohio Constitution: Table of Proposed Amendments," accessed February 11, 2015
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors," accessed February 11, 2015
- State Library of Ohio, "Proposed constitutional amendments, initiated legislation and laws challenged by referendum, submitted to the electors," accessed February 11, 2015
- Toledo Blade, "The Blade's Endorsements," November 3, 1969
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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