Ohio Issue 3, Notice for Municipal Charters (1970)

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The Ohio Notice for Municipal Charters Amendment, also known as Issue 3, appeared on the November 3, 1970 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment allows notices for municipal charters to be published in newspapers instead of requiring them to be mailed.

Election results

Ohio Issue 3 (1970)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,326,818 52.24%
No1,212,81447.76%

Election results via the Ohio Secretary of State.[2]

Text of measure

See also: Article XVIII, Section 9, of the Ohio Constitution

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3][4]

To allow newspaper in lieu of mail notice of municipal charter amendments.

Shall Section 9 of Article XVIII of the Constitution of Ohio be amended to allow that copies of Proposed Municipal Charter amendments may be mailed to the electors in the same manner as is provided for copies of a proposed charter or that notice of proposed Municipal Charter amendments may be given by newspaper advertising as provided by law? If adopted the amendment becomes affective January 1, 1971, and the existing section shall be repealed from such effective date.[5]

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