Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Texas are holding elections next week. Find out what's on your ballot in our latest report.

Ohio State Militia Qualifications, Amendment 3 (1953)

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Voting on Civil Rights
Civil Rights.jpg
Ballot Measures
By state
By year
Not on ballot
Ohio Constitution
Seal of Ohio.svg.png
Preamble
Articles
IIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXXXIXIIXIIIXIVXVXVIXVIIXVIIISchedule

The Ohio State Militia Qualifications Amendment, also known as Amendment 3, was on the November 3, 1953 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure removed the word "white" as a designation from those eligible or required to serve in the state militia, which allowed all male citizens to be eligible to serve.[1][2][3]

Election results

Ohio Amendment 3 (1953)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 905,059 58.18%
No650,56741.82%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

Ballot title

The language appeared on the ballot as:[4]

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?

[5]

Full text

The full text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

The measure amended Section 1 of Article IX of the Ohio Constitution.

See also

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

External links

References


BallotMeasureFinal badge.png
This historical ballot measure article requires that the text of the measure be added to the page.