Ohio Classification of Taxes, Amendment 1 (1908)

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The Ohio Classification of Taxes Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was on the November 3, 1908 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have given the general assembly to power to establish a system of taxation, as well as a system to classify subjects of taxation.[1][2]

Election results

Ohio Amendment 1 (1908)
Defeatedd No95,86722.01%
Yes 339,757 77.99%

Note: Although this measure gathered more "yes" votes, 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: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library

Text of measure

Ballot title

The ballot title read as follows:[3]

Taxation Amendment[4]

Full text

The full text of the measure can be read here.


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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