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Ohio State Militia Qualifications, Issue 3 (1953)

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The Ohio State Militia Qualifications Amendment, also known as Issue 3, was on the November 3, 1953 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment removes the word "white" as a designation from those eligible or required to serve in the state militia.

Election results

Ohio Issue 3 (1953)
Approveda Yes 905,059 58.18%

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

Text of measure

See also: Ohio Constitution Section 1, Article IX

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Shall Section 1 of Article IX of the Constitution of the state of Ohio be amended by eliminating the word "white" and providing for militia duty for all male citizens?


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