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.
| Ohio Amendment 3 (1953)|
| Yes|| 905,059|| 58.18%|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
||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?
The full text of the measure can be read here.
The measure amended Section 1 of Article IX of the Ohio Constitution.
- ↑ Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, "Ohio Constitution: Table of Proposed Amendments," accessed February 10, 2015
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors," accessed February 10, 2015
- ↑ State Library of Ohio, "Proposed constitutional amendments, initiated legislation and laws challenged by referendum, submitted to the electors," accessed February 10, 2015
- ↑ Toledo Blade, "Official Questions and Issues Ballot," November 2, 1953
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.