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Ohio Congressional District Apportionment, Referendum 1 (1915)

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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.[1][2]

The Sprague Act Veto Referendum was one of the first two veto referendums to appear on the Ohio statewide ballot.[1]

Election results

Ohio Referendum 1 (1915)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No329,09552.99%
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:[3]

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.[4]

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