The Ohio Congressional District Apportionment Referendum, also known as Referendum 1 or the Sprague Act Veto Referendum, was on the November 2, 1915 ballot in Ohio as a veto referendum, where it was defeated. The measure rejected a bill that would have apportioned the state into congressional districts based on the thirteenth federal census.
The Sprague Act Veto Referendum was one of the first two veto referendums to appear on the Ohio statewide ballot.
| Ohio Referendum 1 (1915)|
|Yes|| 291,927|| 47.01%|
Note: In the above results, "yes" means approve the law and "no" means reject (repeal) the law.
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
||FOR [AGAINST] HOUSE BILL NO. 710
(THE SPRAGUE ACT)
(CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT BILL)
AN ACT to amend section 4828-1 of the General Code, making an apportionment of the state of Ohio into congressional districts under the thirteenth census of the United States.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors," accessed February 4, 2015
- ↑ State Library of Ohio, "Proposed constitutional amendments, initiated legislation and laws challenged by referendum, submitted to the electors," accessed February 4, 2015
- ↑ The Bryan Times, "Vote Against the Sprague Law; Guide For Marking The Ballot," (Political Advertisement) October 26, 1915
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.