Ohio Property Tax Assessment, Referendum 2 (1923)

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The Ohio Property Tax Assessment Referendum, also known as Referendum 2 or the Albaugh Act Referendum, was on the November 6, 1923 ballot in Ohio as a veto referendum, where it was defeated. The measure rejected a bill that would have established the county as the unit for tax assessment of personal property. The bill also would have abolished the office of the elective assessor.[1][2]

Election results

Ohio Referendum 2 (1923)
Defeatedd No765,16376.80%
Yes 231,152 23.20%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:[3]


The Albaugh Act (House Bill No. 330) passed by the 85th General Assembly of Ohio, March 30, 1923, vetoed by the Governor, April 18, 1923, passed by the General Assembly of Ohio—notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, April 28, 1923, and filed with the Secretary of State, April 30, J923. To amend sections 5366, 5366-1, 5369,5375-3, 5548, 5624, and 12924-4, to enact supplemental sections 5366-2, 5366-3, 5366-4, 5366-5, and 12924- 4a and to repeal sections 3349 to 3361 inclusive, 3364, 5367, 5368, 5392, 5395, 5579, 5586, 5897, 5898, 6081, 6082 and 6083 of the General Code, relative to the listing and assessment of property for purposes of taxation, abolishing the office of township assessor, creating a country board of assessors and making the county the unit for taxation purposes. [4]

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