Ohio Succession of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Amendment 1 (1976)

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The Ohio Governor and Lieutenant Governor Amendment, also known as Issue 1, was on the November 2, 1976 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment provides rules for succession of the Governor of Ohio and the Lieutenant Governor of Ohio.

Election results

Ohio Issue 1 (1976)
Approveda Yes 2,388,184 69.48%

Election results via Ohio Secretary of State.[2]

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To repeal Sections 15 and 17 of Article III and to adopt new Sections 15, 16, and 17 of Article III, Ohio Constitution
  1. To provide for and clarify succession to the governorship when the governor can no longer serve.
  2. To provide that the Ohio Supreme Court upon resolution of two-thirds of the general assembly has complete jurisdiction to determine disability of the governor or governor-elect.
  3. To provide for the election of the governor and lieutenant governor when both offices are vacated during the first 20 months of the term, and
  4. To provide for succession when the governor-elect is unable to take the office.

Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?[4]

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