The Ohio Small Legislature Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, was on the November 4, 1913 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have reduced the size of the Ohio General Assembly. Specifically, it would have reduced the Senate from 33 members to 22 and the House of Representatives from 123 members to 50.
The measure was the first initiated constitutional amendment to be placed on the Ohio statewide ballot.
| Ohio Amendment 5 (1913)|
|Yes|| 240,237|| 36.49%|
Official results via: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library
Text of measure
The ballot title read as follows:
||ARTICLE XI, SECTIONS 1, 2, 3, 4 AND 5
The measure would have amended Sections 1 to 5 of Article XI of the Ohio Constitution.
- The amendment was proposed by liquor interests.
- The amendment was opposed by the Anti-Saloon League.
- ↑ 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
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 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.