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List of measures
Ohio ballot measures come in several different varieties:


See also: History of Initiative & Referendum in Ohio

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Ohio2014

May 6:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bond issues Funds public infrastructure projects via issuance of general obligation bonds Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio2014 ballot measures and Ohio2014 ballot measures

Ohio2012

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Issue 1 Constitutional convention Would create a convention to revise, alter or amend the state constitution. Defeatedd
CICA Issue 2 Redistricting Would create a citizen commission to draw legislative and congressional district maps. Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio2012 ballot measures and Ohio2012 ballot measures

Ohio2011

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Judicial reform Would raise the maximum age for judicial office pursuant to election from 70 to 75. Defeatedd
VR Issue 2 Labor Would repeal a measure which limits collective bargaining for public employees in the state. Defeatedd
CICA Issue 3 Healthcare Exempt residents of Ohio from national health care mandates. Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio2011 ballot measures and Ohio2011 ballot measures

Ohio2010

May 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bond issues Authorizes $700 million in bonds over five years for the Ohio Third Frontier program Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Gambling Changes Columbus casino location from the Arena District to the former Delphi Corp. auto-parts plant Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio2010 ballot measures and Ohio2010 ballot measures

Ohio2009

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Veterans Authorizes $200 million to provide bonuses for veterans of Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Animals Establishes board to set livestock care standards Approveda
CICA Issue 3 Gambling Allows casinos in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio2009 ballot measures and Ohio2009 ballot measures

Ohio2008

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Direct Democracy Changes deadline for submitting signatures on initiatives from 90 days pre-election to 125 days pre-election Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Bonds Authorizes $400 million in bonds for environmental conservation, preservation and revitalization purposes Approveda
LRCA Issue 3 Property Protects private property rights in ground water, lakes, and other watercourses Approveda
VR Issue 5 Business Caps interest rate payday lenders can charge Approveda
CICA Issue 6 Gambling Allows one $600,000,000 resort casino in Ohio Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio2008 ballot measures and Ohio2008 ballot measures

Ohio2006

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Issue 2 Min Wage Raises the state minimum wage rate from $5.15 to $6.85 Approveda
CICA Issue 3 Gambling Permits up to 31,500 slot machines at seven horse racing tracks and at two Cleveland locations Defeatedd
CICA Issue 4 Smoking Bans Provides a smoking ban in enclosed areas with certain exceptions Defeatedd
IndISS Issue 5 Smoking Bans Restricts smoking in places of employment and most places open to the public. Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio2006 ballot measures and Ohio2006 ballot measures

Ohio2005

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Authorizes $1.35 billion in bonds for economic developmen Approveda
CICA Issue 2 Elections Provides all electors the choice to vote by absentee ballot in all elections Defeatedd
CICA Issue 3 Elections Revises limits on political contributions and public disclosure requirements Defeatedd
CICA Issue 4 Redistricting Creates a state redistricting commission with responsibility for creating legislative districts Defeatedd
CICA Issue 5 Admin of gov't Creates an appointed board to administer elections Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio2005 ballot measures and Ohio2005 ballot measures

Ohio2004

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Issue 1 Marriage Mandates that only a marriage between one man and one woman may be valid in or recognized by the state Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio2004 ballot measures and Ohio2004 ballot measures

Ohio2003

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Authorizes $500 million in bonds to "stimulate economic growth" Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio2003 ballot measures and Ohio2003 ballot measures

Ohio2002

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Issue 1 Marijuana Allows for drug treatment in lieu of incarceration for nonviolent, drug possession-related crimes Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio2002 ballot measures and Ohio2002 ballot measures

Ohio2000

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Authorizes $200 million in bonds for environmental projects Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio2000 ballot measures and Ohio2000 ballot measures

Ohio1999

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Authorizes bonds to pay cost of construction, renovation and repair of educational facilities Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1999 ballot measures and Ohio1999 ballot measures

Ohio1998

May 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Authorize the state to issue bonds to pay costs of facilities for public schools Defeatedd
LRSS Issue 2 Taxes Provides a one percent sales tax increase to go toward schools and property tax relief Defeatedd

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Issue 1 Hunting Removes mourning doves from the definition of game birds Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1998 ballot measures and Ohio1998 ballot measures

Ohio1997

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Law enforcement Allows a court to deny bail in certain circumstances when a person is charged with a felony offense Approveda
VR Issue 2 Labor Amends worker's compensation laws Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1997 ballot measures and Ohio1997 ballot measures

Ohio1996

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Issue 1 Gambling Authorizes the establishment of riverboat casino gambling Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1996 ballot measures and Ohio1996 ballot measures

Ohio1995

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 State Exec Requires the Governor to follow regulations set by law when granting commutations to criminals Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Bonds Authorizes bonds for public infrastructure improvements Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1995 ballot measures and Ohio1995 ballot measures

Ohio1994

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Death Penalty Changes the procedure for appeals of cases in which the death penalty is imposed Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Law Enforcement Provides victims of criminal offenses constitutional rights Approveda
LRCA Issue 3 Education Increases opportunities for state residents for higher education Approveda
CICA Issue 4 Taxes Prohibits wholesale tax on soft drinks Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1994 ballot measures and Ohio1994 ballot measures

Ohio1993

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bond issue Authorize bonds for improving state and local parks Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1993 ballot measures and Ohio1993 ballot measures

Ohio1992

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Issue 1 ConCon Calls a state constitutional convention Defeatedd
CICA Issue 2 Term Limits Places term limits on Ohio's U.S. Congressional delegation Approveda
CICA Issue 3 Term Limits Places term limits on the Ohio State Legislature Approveda
CICA Issue 4 Term Limits Places term limits on the Lt. Governor, the Secretary of State, and other constitutional officers Approveda
IndISS Issue 5 Business Requires businesses to place warning labels on toxic substances Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1992 ballot measures and Ohio1992 ballot measures

Ohio1990

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Housing Allows the state to provide housing and housing assistance Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Taxes Allows surviving spouses to receive a homestead tax reduction Approveda
CICA Issue 3 Gambling Authorizes the licensing of a casino in Lorain Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1990 ballot measures and Ohio1990 ballot measures

Ohio1989

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 State Exec Provides the Governor to nominate a replacement for Lieutenant Governor, and for the General Assembly to approve, in case of vacancy Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1989 ballot measures and Ohio1989 ballot measures

Ohio1987

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Education Requires proceeds from state lottery to be used for education Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Taxes Permits state to finance or assist local governments with infrastructure improvements Approveda
CICA Issue 3 Judiciary Ends the direct election of justices and judges of the state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1987 ballot measures and Ohio1987 ballot measures

Ohio1985

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Allows the state to issue bonds to finance coal research Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1985 ballot measures and Ohio1985 ballot measures

Ohio1983

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Issue 1 Alcohol Sets the minimum drinking age for beer at 21 Defeatedd
CICA Issue 2 Taxes Requires a 3/5ths majority of the General Assembly to raise taxes Defeatedd
CICA Issue 3 Taxes Repeals all taxes passed since 1982 Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1983 ballot measures and Ohio1983 ballot measures

Ohio1982

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Authorizes bonds to build lower-cost housing Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Transportation Authorizes design and construction of a high speed rail system funded by a sales tax increase Defeatedd
CICA Issue 3 Elections Provides for the election of members of the state Public Utilities Commission Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1982 ballot measures and Ohio1982 ballot measures

Ohio1981

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Issue 1 Labor Allows private insurance companies to sell worker's compensation insurance Defeatedd
CICA Issue 2 Redistricting Moves redistricting authority from the Ohio General Assembly to a state Redistricting Commission Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1981 ballot measures and Ohio1981 ballot measures

Ohio1980

June 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Utilities Authorizes public financing of electric generating facilities Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 2 Housing Authorizes state and local governments to borrow money for the purpose of making low cost housing available Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 3 Bonds Authorizes the state to issue bonds for construction of highways, roads, and streets Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 4 Local Gov't Changes the method by which copies of county charters are delivered to voters Defeatedd

November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Taxes Authorizes the Ohio General Assembly to classify real property for tax purposes Approveda
IndISS Issue 2 Taxes Restructures state taxes on personal income, real estate, corporations, and personal property Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1980 ballot measures and Ohio1980 ballot measures

Ohio1979

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Issue 1 Environment Creates a deposit system on all purchased plastic bottles and banned metal cans with pull tabs Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1979 ballot measures and Ohio1979 ballot measures

Ohio1978

June 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Elections Require the Ohio Ballot Board to write ballot language for statewide ballot measures Approveda

November 7

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Local Gov't Modifies procedures for adopting a charter form of county government Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Law enforcement Allows General Assembly to regulate prison labor by law Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1978 ballot measures and Ohio1978 ballot measures

Ohio1977

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Issue 1 Suffrage Allows residents to vote if they have been registered for thirty days Approveda
CICA Issue 2 Hunting Bans hunting with leghold traps and other devices that cause "prolonged suffering" Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 3 Housing Authorizes state and local governments to issue bonds for the construction of low-income housing Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 4 Budgets Revise limitations on state indebtedness Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1977 ballot measures and Ohio1977 ballot measures

Ohio1976

June 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Elections Requires joint election of the Governor of Ohio and the Lieutenant Governor of Ohio Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Transportation Provides funds for the construction of rail transportation services Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 3 Bonds Allows energy facilities to receive public industrial development bonds Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 4 Suffrage Modifies qualifications to vote, including lowering the voting age to 18 Approveda
LRCA Issue 5 Elections Modifies how local terms of office can be set and how state vacancies can be filled Approveda
LRCA Issue 6 Bonds Modifies constitutional language in relation to repayment of debt Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 7 Taxes Requires at least 50% of estate taxes be returned to the political subdivisions where it originated Approveda
LRCA Issue 8 Taxes Consolidates state constitutional provisions that relate to taxes Approveda

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 State Exec Provides rules for succession of the Governor of Ohio and the Lieutenant Governor of Ohio Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Constitution Removes obsolete and unnecessary provisions from the constitution regarding state printing, dueling, and the Bureau of Statistics Approveda
LRCA Issue 3 Elections Requires the declaration of election results for state officers to be at the next regular session of the General Assembly Approveda
CICA Issue 4 Utilities Limits the rates which may be charged for gas and electricity Defeatedd
CICA Issue 5 Utilities Provides for consumer representation in utility regulatory actions Defeatedd
CICA Issue 6 Nuclear Provides for procedures for legislative hearings about nuclear power plants Defeatedd
CICA Issue 7 Direct democracy Simplifies the state's procedure for initiatives and referendum Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1976 ballot measures and Ohio1976 ballot measures

Ohio1975

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Taxes Allows for special tax assessment of land devoted exclusively to outdoor recreation Defeatedd
CICA Issue 2 Taxes Provides tax incentives to industrial plants Defeatedd
CICA Issue 3 Bonds Authorizes transportation infrastructure bonds funded by a gas tax increase Defeatedd
CICA Issue 4 Welfare Allow the state, counties, and municipalities to provide housing and nursing assistance Defeatedd
CICA Issue 5 Bonds Authorizes capital improvements bonds funded by a sales and use tax increase Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 6 Elections Provides for the equal treatment of candidate names on ballots Approveda
LRCA Issue 7 Elections Requires delegates to national conventions to be chosen by voters in a manner provided by law Approveda
LRCA Issue 8 Transportation Allows state and local governments to finance the reorganization of the state's rail systems Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 9 Gambling Allows for the operation of bingo by charitable organizations for charitable purposes Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1975 ballot measures and Ohio1975 ballot measures

Ohio1974

May 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Salaries Equalizes the compensation of public officers and members of the General Assembly Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 2 Salaries Permits increases in the compensation of public officers Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 3 Elections Provides rules for drafting and public notice of ballot language on constitutional amendments Approveda

November 5:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Taxes Permits laws reducing real estate taxes on homesteads of disabled residents Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 State Exec Repeals requirement for a Superintendent of Public Works Approveda
LRCA Issue 3 Bonds Alters the purposes for which public industrial development bonds may be issued Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1974 ballot measures and Ohio1974 ballot measures

Ohio1973

May 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Lottery Authorizes the state to conduct lotteries Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Eminent domain Permits state agencies to take property before payment for water and sewage purposes Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 3 Elections Repeals certain qualifications for holding public office Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 4 Judiciary Repeals the appointment of a Supreme Court Commission Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 5 Judiciary Allows the General Assembly to amend court practices and procedures set by the state Supreme Court Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 5A Gov't Salaries Allows compensation of judges to be set by law and to not be decreased Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 6 Legislatures Modifies rules regarding administration, organization, and procedures of the General Assembly Approveda

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Taxes Ensures agricultural land is evaluated for its agricultural productivity when assessed for tax purposes Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Taxes Establishes a new income tax exemption level Approveda
LRCA Issue 3 Judiciary Amends the organization and administration of the state court Approveda
LRCA Issue 4 Veterans Authorizes the issuance of bonds to provide a veterans bonus for military service during the Vietnam war Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1973 ballot measures and Ohio1973 ballot measures

Ohio1972

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Issue 1 ConCon Calls for a convention to revise, alter, or amend the constitution Defeatedd
CICA Issue 2 Taxes Requires any taxes passed by the Ohio State Legislature to be approved by a majority of voters before being implemented. Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1972 ballot measures and Ohio1972 ballot measures

Ohio1971

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Elections Requires proposed laws to be printed in newspapers Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1971 ballot measures and Ohio1971 ballot measures

Ohio1970

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Taxes Permits laws that reduce homestead taxes for senior citizens Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Elections Reduces voter residency requirement from one year to six months Approveda
LRCA Issue 3 Elections Allows notices for municipal charters to be published in newspapers instead of requiring them to be mailed Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1970 ballot measures and Ohio1970 ballot measures

Ohio1969

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Suffrage Lowers the voting age from 21 to 19 Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 2 Elections Provides for the elimination of the short term election of state officers to fill a vacancy Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1969 ballot measures and Ohio1969 ballot measures

Ohio1968

May 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 State legislature Allows Ohio State Legislature to control funds gained through sale of government-entrusted lands Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 State legislature Provides for the same method of filling vacancies in the House of Representatives as in the Senate Approveda
LRCA Issue 3 Judiciary Reorganizes the Ohio state court system Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bond Issue Provides $500 million in bonds for highways and other capital improvements Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Taxes Permits the General Assembly to grant homestead exemptions for certain residents Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1968 ballot measures and Ohio1968 ballot measures

Ohio1967

May 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Creates the Ohio Bond Commission Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 2 Redistricting Provides a method for the apportionment of the Ohio State Legislature Defeatedd

November 7

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Redistricting Provides for single-member districts for the Ohio State Legislature Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1967 ballot measures and Ohio1967 ballot measures

Ohio1965

May 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Education Guarantees loans for Ohio residents attending institutions of higher education Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Bonds Authorizes $290 million in development bonds Approveda
LRCA Issue 3 Redistricting Reapportions the Ohio House of Representatives Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 4 Development Encourages industry and job creation through various financial back and assurances Approveda

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Issue 1 Education Authorizes a tax increase to provide additional funds to the Ohio School Foundation Program Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 2 Local Gov't Allows electors to vote on the creation of local Urban Service Authorities Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 3 Judiciary Authorizes the same person to serve as judge of more than one court in counties with small populations Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1965 ballot measures and Ohio1965 ballot measures

Ohio1964

May 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Allows the state to issue bonds for highway improvements Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1964 ballot measures and Ohio1964 ballot measures

Ohio1963

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Provides $250 million in bonds for public improvements Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1963 ballot measures and Ohio1963 ballot measures

Ohio1962

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Issue 1 Sunday Makes it unconstitutional to prohibit the operation of certain businesses on Sundays Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1962 ballot measures and Ohio1962 ballot measures

Ohio1961

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Elections Establishes a different method of filling vacancies in the General Assembly Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Admin of gov't Provides for continuity of state government in case of emergency Approveda
LRCA Issue 3 War and peace Increases the age limits for the state militia Approveda
LRCA Issue 4 Legislature Allows the Ohio State Senate to advise and consent to any appointments made by the Ohio Governor Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1961 ballot measures and Ohio1961 ballot measures

Ohio1959

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Utilities Removes some limitations on sale of water and sewage services by municipalities outside their corporate limits Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Judiciary Permits the Ohio State Legislature to add judges to the Ohio Court of Appeals when needed Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1959 ballot measures and Ohio1959 ballot measures

Ohio1958

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Local Gov't Permits the electors of the counties to form metropolitan federations Defeatedd
CICA Issue 2 Labor Forbids labor contracts which establish union membership as a condition Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1958 ballot measures and Ohio1958 ballot measures

Ohio1957

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Admin of gov't Permits the appointment to state offices of persons not possessing the qualifications of an elector of the state Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 2 Elections Permits new state residents to vote for President and Vice President only Approveda
LRCA Issue 3 Local gov't Permits the electors of counties to adopt county charters Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1957 ballot measures and Ohio1957 ballot measures

Ohio1956

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Veterans Pays a bonus to veterans of the Korean War Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Term limits Increases he terms of members of the Ohio State Senate to four years Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1956 ballot measures and Ohio1956 ballot measures

Ohio1955

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Authorizes bonds to fund a long range building program for public buildings Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Gov't Salaries Provides that compensation of elected officials may be increased or diminished Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 3 Gov't Salaries Provides that compensation of judges may be increased or diminished Defeatedd
IndISS Issue 4 Welfare Increases unemployment compensation Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1955 ballot measures and Ohio1955 ballot measures

Ohio1954

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Term Limits Sets four year terms for state executive officials and sets a two year term limit for the Governor of Ohio Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Term Limits Sets four-year terms for Ohio Senate and House of Representatives Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1954 ballot measures and Ohio1954 ballot measures

Ohio1953

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Authorizes $500 million in bonds for Ohio state highway system Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Education Creates a Ohio State Board of Education with power to appoint a Superintendent of Public Instruction Approveda
LRCA Issue 3 Constitutions Removes the word "white" as a designation from those eligible to serve in the state militia Approveda
LRCA Issue 4 Constitutions Repeals provisions relating to the election of militia officers Approveda
LRCA Issue 5 Constitutions Eliminates two conflicting constitutional provisions with the United States Constitution Approveda
LRCA Issue 6 Constitutions Eliminates obsolete provision concerning the eligibility of women for government offices Approveda
LRCA Issue 7 Constitutions Repeals of constitutional provisions authorizing appointment of three commissioners relating to state courts Approveda
LRCA Issue 8 Constitutions Removes constitutional language relating to officials in office as of November 7, 1905 Approveda
LRCA Issue 9 Constitutions Removes language providing for compensation for state veterans of World War I Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1953 ballot measures and Ohio1953 ballot measures

Ohio1952

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Issue 1 ConCon Asks voters whether a convention to revise, alter, or amend the state constitution should be held Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1952 ballot measures and Ohio1952 ballot measures

Ohio1951

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Judiciary Allows each county to have more than one probate judge Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1951 ballot measures and Ohio1951 ballot measures

Ohio1949

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Proposed Law 1 Business Permits the manufacture and sale of colored oleomargarine Approveda
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Allows each county to have more than one probate judge Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 2 Elections Requires that electors may vote for candidates only by separately indicating their vote for each candidate Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1949 ballot measures and Ohio1949 ballot measures

Ohio1947

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Veterans Authorizes bonds to fund bonus for veterans of WWII Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Judiciary Provides for six-year terms for probate judges Approveda
LRCA Issue 3 Admin of gov't Increases the number of members of the Sinking Fund Commission Approveda
CICA Issue 4 Taxes Prohibits spending funds from motor vehicle license fees and gas taxes on anything other than roads Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1947 ballot measures and Ohio1947 ballot measures

Ohio1944

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Judiciary Permits use of temporary or substitute judges in the Ohio Supreme Court Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Judiciary Adjusts jurisdiction of the Ohio Court of Appeals Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1944 ballot measures and Ohio1944 ballot measures

Ohio1942

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Judiciary Authorizes the Ohio Governor to appoint replacements for vacancies on various Ohio courts Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1942 ballot measures and Ohio1942 ballot measures

Ohio1939

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Education Creates a state board of education and a director of education Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 2 Pension Provides for a state system of old age pensions Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 3 Direct Democracy Changes requirements to qualify initiatives for the ballot, including changing to an initiated state statute system Defeatedd
VR Referendum 1 Civil Service Relates to civil service, certification, sick leave and layoffs in the classified service Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1939 ballot measures and Ohio1939 ballot measures

Ohio1938

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Judiciary Provides for the appointment of judges of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and for local control over appointment methods for lower courts Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1938 ballot measures and Ohio1938 ballot measures

Ohio1936

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Banking Eliminates additional liability of stockholders authorized to receive money on deposits Approveda
CICA Amendment 2 Taxes Prohibits tax on food sold for off premise consumption Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1936 ballot measures and Ohio1936 ballot measures

Ohio1934

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Taxes Limits taxation as property on motor vehicles and restricts use of the generated tax funds Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 2 Taxes Requires tax on gas to be measured by a sum for each gallon and restricts use of the generated tax funds Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1934 ballot measures and Ohio1934 ballot measures

Ohio1933

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR U.S. 21st Amendment Fed Con Ratifies the repeal of the 18th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by enacting the 21st Amendment Approveda
LRCA Amendment 1 Alcohol Repeals state prohibition Approveda
CICA Amendment 2 Taxes Establishes a ten mill (1% of value) limit on property tax Approveda
CICA Amendment 3 Local gov't Allows for county home rule Approveda
IndISS Proposed Law 1 Pension Provides pension to aged persons under certain circumstances Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1933 ballot measures and Ohio1933 ballot measures

Ohio1932

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Question 1 ConCon Calls for a convention to revise, alter, or amend the Ohio Constitution Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1932 ballot measures and Ohio1932 ballot measures

Ohio1931

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Welfare Authorizes $7,500,000 in bonds to be issued for use in state welfare institutions Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1931 ballot measures and Ohio1931 ballot measures

Ohio1930

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Provides that at least half of income and inheritance taxes collected by the state be returned to the locality where collected Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1930 ballot measures and Ohio1930 ballot measures

Ohio1929

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Authorizes classification of property for tax purposes and provides for tax limits Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1929 ballot measures and Ohio1929 ballot measures

Ohio1928

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Gov't Salaries Allows for equalization of compensation of state judges Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1928 ballot measures and Ohio1928 ballot measures

Ohio1927

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Referendum 1 Law enforcement Allows for compensation to justices of the peace, mayors, constables and marshals in state criminal cases Defeatedd
IndISS Initiative 1 Healthcare Provides for a State Board of Chiropractic Examiners Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1927 ballot measures and Ohio1927 ballot measures

Ohio1926

August 10
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Authorizes municipalities to levy taxes to pay for public improvements from properties benefiting from those improvements Defeatedd

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Elections Eliminates the compulsory primary election Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1926 ballot measures and Ohio1926 ballot measures

Ohio1925

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gov't Finances Places restrictions on the incurring of indebtedness by political subdivisions Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Requires taxation by uniform rule of real property Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Local Gov't Provides for four-year terms for state and county officers Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1925 ballot measures and Ohio1925 ballot measures

Ohio1923

November 6

Proposed Amendments

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Labor Modifies the Workmen's Compensation laws to increase the authority of the Industrial Commission Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Suffrage Eliminates the words "white male" from the Ohio Constitution to provide universal suffrage and conform with the federal Constitution Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Voting Allows for the publication of notice of proposed laws and amendments in newspapers Defeatedd

Proposed Laws

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Referendum 1 Taxes Revises laws relating to taxes, bonds, and budget systems for local governments Defeatedd
VR Referendum 2 Taxes Establishes the county as the unit for tax assessment of personal property Defeatedd
IndISS Initiative 1 Pension Provides for a state system of old age pensions Defeatedd
Note: The proposed amendments and laws were on separate ballots.See also: Ohio Ohio1923 ballot measures and Ohio1923 ballot measures

Ohio1922

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Alcohol Allows for sale of beverages with less than 2.75% alcohol, allows personal use of alcohol, and limits prohibition enforcement Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 2 Gov't Finances Imposes limitations on government debt Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 3 Taxes Imposes limitations on taxation Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1922 ballot measures and Ohio1922 ballot measures

Ohio1921

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Veterans Provides a bonus for veterans of WWI Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Redistricting Reapportions the Ohio General Assembly Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Allows for a poll or per capita tax Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1921 ballot measures and Ohio1921 ballot measures

Ohio1920

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Referendum 1 Alcohol Provides enforcement of alcohol prohibition via the New Crabbe Act ApprovedaOverturnedot
See also: Ohio Ohio1920 ballot measures and Ohio1920 ballot measures

Ohio1919

November 4

Initiative Amendment Ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Alcohol Defines the phrase "intoxicating liquor" Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 2 Alcohol Repeals the statewide prohibition on alcohol Defeatedd

Referred Amendment Ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Establishes classification of property for tax purposes Defeatedd

Referendum Ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Referendum 1 Alcohol Ratifies federal alcohol prohibition DefeateddOverturnedot
VR Referendum 2 Alcohol Provides for state prohibition of alcohol and its enforcement (the Crabbe Act) Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1919 ballot measures and Ohio1919 ballot measures

Ohio1918

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Fed Con Reserves to the people the power to approve or reject federal constitutional amendments via referendum Approveda
CICA Amendment 2 Alcohol Prohibits the sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage Approveda
CICA Amendment 3 Taxes Provides that the General Assembly classify property for taxation purposes ApprovedaOverturnedot
LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Allows for laws against double taxation on property Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1918 ballot measures and Ohio1918 ballot measures

Ohio1917

November 6

Proposed amendment ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Alcohol Prohibits the sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage Defeatedd

Referendum ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Referendum 1 Suffrage Allows women to vote for president electors Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1917 ballot measures and Ohio1917 ballot measures

Ohio1915

November 2

Proposed amendment ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Alcohol Enacts prohibition of the manufacture and sale of alcohol Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 2 Term Limits Fixes the terms of all county officers at four years Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Bonds Exempts government bonds from taxation Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 4 Direct Democracy Prevent elections on twice defeated constitutional proposals for six years Defeatedd

Referendum ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Referendum 1 Redistricting Apportions congressional districts based on the 13th federal census Defeatedd
VR Referendum 2 Alcohol Provides for licenses and related regulation to transport alcohol Defeatedd
Note: The amendment and the referendum measures were on separate ballots in the election.See also: Ohio Ohio1915 ballot measures and Ohio1915 ballot measures

Ohio1914

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Alcohol Provides home rule on alcohol Approveda
CICA Amendment 2 Taxes Provides limitation on tax rate and property classification Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 3 Suffrage Provides voting rights for women Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 4 Alcohol Enacts prohibition on sale of alcohol as beverages Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1914 ballot measures and Ohio1914 ballot measures

Ohio1913

November 4

Proposed amendment ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Provides for use of short ballots for state officer elections Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Elections Provides for the use of short ballots for county and township officer elections Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Provides tax exemption for city, village, hamlet, township, road district, and school bonds Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Civil rights Allows for women to be appointed as members of government commissions and boards related to women and children Approveda
CICA Amendment 5 Legislature Reduces the size of the Ohio General Assembly Defeatedd

Proposed law ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Law 1 Alcohol Prohibits the transportation of liquor into areas where sales are prohibited Defeatedd
Note: The initiated statute was on separate ballot from the proposed amendments in the election.See also: Ohio Ohio1913 ballot measures and Ohio1913 ballot measures

Ohio1912

September 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ConConRef Amendment 1 Judiciary Relates to Reform in Civil Jury System Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 2 Death Penalty Relates to Abolition of Capital Punishment Defeatedd
ConConRef Amendment 3 Judiciary Relates to Depositions by State and Comment on Failure of Accused to Testify in Criminal Cases Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 4 Judiciary Relates to Suits Against the State Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 5 Tort Relates to Damage for Wrongful Death Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 6 Direct Democracy Relates to Initiative and Referendum Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 7 Legislature Relates to Investigations by Each House of General Assembly Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 8 State Exec Relates to Limiting Veto Power of Governor Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 9 Labor Relates to Mechanics' and Builders' Liens Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 10 Labor Relates to Welfare of Employes Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 11 Labor Relates to Workmen's Compensation Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 12 Resources Relates to Conservation of Natural Resources Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 13 Labor Relates to Eight Hour Day on Public Work Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 14 Gov't Acc Relates to Removal of Officials Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 15 Judiciary Relates to Regulating Expert Testimony in Criminal Trials Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 16 Property Relates to Registering and Warranting Land Titles Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 17 Labor Relates to Abolishing Prison Contract Labor Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 18 Legislature Relates to Limiting Power of General Assembly in Extra sessions Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 19 Judiciary Relates to Change in Judicial System Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 20 Judiciary Relates to Judge of Court of Common Pleas for Each County Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 21 Judiciary Relates to Abolition of Justices of the Peace in Certain Cities Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 22 Judiciary Relates to Contempt Proceedings and Injunctions Defeatedd
ConConRef Amendment 23 Suffrage Relates to Woman's Suffrage Defeatedd
ConConRef Amendment 24 Suffrage Relates to Omitting Word "White" Defeatedd
ConConRef Amendment 25 Elections Relates to Use of Voting Machines Defeatedd
ConConRef Amendment 26 Elections Relates to Primary Elections Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 27 Education Relates to Organization of Boards of Education Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 28 Education Relates to Creating the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to Replace State Commissioner of Common Schools Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 28 Transportation Relates to Extending State Bond Limit to Fifty Million Dollars for Inter-County Wagon Roads Defeatedd
ConConRef Amendment 30 Insurance Relates to Regulating Insurance Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 31 Admin of Gov't Relates to Abolishing Board of Public Works Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 32 Taxes Relates to Taxation of State and Municipal Bonds, Inheritances, Incomes, Franchises and Production of Minerals Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 33 Business Relates to Regulation of Corporations and Sale of Personal Property Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 34 Banking Relates to Double Liability of Stockholders and Inspection of Private Banks Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 35 Legislature Relates to Regulating State Printing Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 36 Civil Rights Relates to Eligibility of Women to Certain Offices Defeatedd
ConConRef Amendment 37 Admin of Gov't Relates to Civil Service Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 38 Business Relates to Out-Door Advertising Defeatedd
ConConRef Amendment 39 Constitutions Relates to Methods of Submitting Amendments to the Constitution Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 40 Local Gov't Relates to Municipal Home Rule Approveda
ConConRef Amendment 41 Constitutions Relates to Schedule of Amendments Approveda
ConConRef Intoxicating Liquors Alcohol Relates to License to Traffic in Intoxicating Liquors Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1912 ballot measures and Ohio1912 ballot measures

Ohio1910

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
ConCon Question 1 ConCon Calls for a Constitutional Convention Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1910 ballot measures and Ohio1910 ballot measures

Ohio1908

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Ends the "uniform rule" and allow for classification of property for taxation purposes Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Legislature Provides that regular sessions of General Assembly commence on the first Monday in January after it is chosen Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 State Exec Provides for repassage of bills vetoed by the governor with two-thirds approval of the members of both houses Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1908 ballot measures and Ohio1908 ballot measures

Ohio1905

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Relates to biennial elections Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Bonds Exempts state, county, township, municipal and school bonds from taxation Approveda
See also: Ohio Ohio1905 ballot measures and Ohio1905 ballot measures

Ohio1903

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 State Exec Relates to gubernatorial vetoes Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Redistricting Provides a method for determining legislative representation based on county size Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Banking Provides that stockholders are not individual liable for for money owed by a corporation Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Relates to taxation Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Local Gov't Relates to municipal classification Defeatedd
See also: Ohio Ohio1903 ballot measures and Ohio1903 ballot measures

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