The Ohio Short Ballot for State Officers Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was on the November 4, 1913 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided for the use of short ballots for state officer elections. This meant that only the governor and lieutenant governor would have been elected by the people. The auditor of state, secretary of state, state treasurer, and attorney general would have been appointed by the governor.
| Ohio Amendment 1 (1913)|
|Yes|| 239,126|| 34.13%|
Official results via: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library
Text of measure
The ballot title read as follows:
||ARTICLE III, SECTIONS 1, 2 AND 18
The Short Ballot for State Officers
The full text of the measure can be read here.
The measure would have amended Sections 1, 2, and 18 of Article III of the Ohio Constitution.
- ↑ Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, "Ohio Constitution: Table of Proposed Amendments," accessed February 3, 2015
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors," accessed February 3, 2015
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "Annual Report of the Secretary of State, 1913," accessed February 3, 2014
- ↑ The Bryan Times, "Sheaf of Six Ballots for Each Bryan Voter Next Tuesday," October 31, 1913
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.