Ohio Taxation Amendment (1908)

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The Ohio Taxation Amendment, also known as Issue 1, was on the November 3, 1908 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. This amendment sought to modify the Ohio Constitution to end the "uniform rule" and allow for classification of property for taxation purposes.[1][2]

Election results

Ohio Amendment (1908)
Defeatedd No339,75777.99%
Yes 95,867 22.01%

Note: A majority of the total 1,136,525 votes in the entire election (568,263 votes) were needed for the measure to be approved

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State (1908) (p. 183-184 & 574-575)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Taxation Amendment[3][4][5]


  • Both the Democratic and Republic parties supported the amendment.
Support for the Taxation Amendment
Support for the Taxation Amendment (in the Youngstown Vindicator, October 30, 1908)

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  1. Carmi A. Thompson, "Annual Report of the Secretary of the State" (Ohio, 1908)
  2. Arguments Youngstown Vindicator, "Vote for the Taxation Amendment," October 30, 1908
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  4. Youngstown Vindicator, "How to Mark Your Ballot For Amendments," November 2, 1908
  5. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.