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Ohio Rules Governing Appointments to State Office, Issue 1 (1957)

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The Ohio Rules Governing Appointments to State Office Amendment, also known as Issue 1, was on the November 5, 1957 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1] This amendment would have permitted the appointment of people who did not have the qualifications necessary to be an elector in Ohio to state office.

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Ohio Issue 1 (1957)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,040,63859.91%
Yes 696,372 40.09%

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

Text of measure

See also: Ohio Constitution Section 4, Article XV

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall the proposed amendment of Section 4 of Article XV of the Constitution of the state of Ohio, to permit a person to be appointed to a office of the state without possessing the qualifications of an elector, be adopted?

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