Ohio Issue 1, Lieutenant Governor Vacancies (1989)
Issue 1 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, referred to the ballot by the Ohio State Legislature as a proposed amendment to Article III, Section 17a of the Ohio Constitution. It said that when a vacancy in the office of the Lieutenant Governor exists, the Governor is to nominate a Lieutenant Governor who shall take office upon confirmation by vote of a majority of the members elected to each house of the General Assembly.
- Yes: 1,641,719 (65.3%)
- No: 873,114 (34.7%)
Issue 1 was the only statewide ballot measure on the Ohio ballot in 1989. It was one of only ten on statewide ballots throughout the country that year.