Ohio Newspaper Notification of Proposed Amendments, Amendment 1 (1971)

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The Ohio Newspaper Notification of Proposed Laws Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was on the November 2, 1971 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required newspaper publication of proposed laws or amendments instead of notification by mail.[1][2][3]

Election results

Ohio Amendment 1 (1971)
Approveda Yes 1,645,961 64.64%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

Ballot title

The language appeared on the ballot as:[4]

To require newspaper in lieu of mail notice of laws, proposed laws, or proposed amendments to the Constitution required to be submitted to a vote of the electors

(Prepared by Resolution of the General Assembly of Ohio)
A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.
Shall section 1(G) of Article II of the Constitution of the state of Ohio be amended to require newspaper advertising once a week for five consecutive weeks preceding the election in lieu of mail notice of laws, proposed laws, or proposed amendments to the Constitution and further, to eliminate the requirement that a signer of initiative, supplementary or referendum petition place on such petition the ward and precinct in which his voting residence is located?


If adopted, this amendment shall take effect January 1, 1972, and the existing section shall be repealed from such effective date.[5]

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The full text of the measure can be read here.

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