1961 ballot measures

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See also: Maine 1961 ballot measures

October 10
Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Referendum Question No. 1 Transportation Issues $6 million in bonds for the construction of state highways Approveda
BI Referendum Question No. 2 Housing Issues $2.6 million bonds for construction of self-liquidating student housing at teachers colleges Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 Pension Limits uses of funds in State Retirement System to retirement purposes ApprovedaOverturnedot
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Bonds Allows voters to issue municipal bonds for construction and industrial purposes ApprovedaOverturnedot


See also: Ohio 1961 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Legislature Establishes a different method of filling vacancies in the General Assembly Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Admin of gov't Provides for continuity of state government in case of emergency Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 War and peace Increases the age limits for the state militia Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Admin of gov't Allows the Ohio State Senate to advise and consent to any appointments made by the Ohio Governor Approveda


See also: Oklahoma 1961 ballot measures

September 12
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 401 Law enforcement Establishes the rights of an accused in criminal prosecutions Approveda
LRCA State Question 407 Redistricting Provides a formula and method for legislative apportionment Defeatedd


See also: Wisconsin 1961 ballot measures

April 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Local spending Sets debt limit at 10% of equalized property value for integrated aid school districts Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Term limits Removes term limit for successive terms of sheriffs Defeatedd
LRCA Question 3 War and peace Grants legislature power to keep government functioning in case of enemy attack Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Wages and pay Allows legislature to increase salaries of public officer during their term of office. Defeatedd
LRCA Question 5 Eminent domain Removes provision of jury verdict of necessity for municipal eminent domain, and grants legislature power to dictate by law instead Approveda
LRSS Question 6 Taxes Separates private and personal property from other merchant property for tax purposes Approveda