Ohio State Militia Qualifications, Amendment 3 (1953)

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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)
Approveda Yes 905,059 58.18%

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?


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The full text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

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

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