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Proposed by joint resolution of the General Assembly, April 3, 1857. Submitted to electors, October 13, 1857. Total vote cast

332,126 For amendment

156,646 Against amendment

30,039 Not adopted. RESOLVED by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, three-fifths of the members elected to each house concurring therein, that it be and hereby is proposed to the electors of this state to vote on the second Tuesday of October next upon the approval or rejection of the following amendment as a substitute for the fifth and sixth sections of the fourth article of the Constitution:

SEC. 5. District courts shall be held in each county at least once in each year, by one or more district judges elected by the electors of separate districts to be prescribed by law, who shall hold their office for five years, and during their continuance in office shall reside in the district for which they are elected. The provisions of the fourteenth section of this article shall apply to district judges. The General Assembly may, by law, authorize the judges of the district court and courts of common pleas to fix the times of holding their respective courts. Until district judges shall have been elected and qualified, district courts shall be beld by the judges of the supreme court and of the courts of common pleas as now authorized.

Sec. 6. The district court shall have such jurisdiction as may be provided by law, and the judges thereof shall have and exercise such power and jurisdiction at chambers, and may be required to sit as judges of the courts of common pleas, as shall be directed by law.25

25 Not in Laws of Ohio for 1857; on file in office of secretary of State. - ED.

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PROPOSED AMENDMENT PROVIDING FOR ANNUAL SESSIONS OF THE GEN

ERAL ASSEMBLY, 1859

Proposed by joint resolution of the General Assembly, April 1859. Submitted to electors, October 11, 1859. Total vote cast

355,794 For amendment

101,178 Against amendment

75,394 Not adopted. RESOLVED by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, three-fifths of the members of each house concurring therein, that it be and hereby is proposed to the electors of the state to vote at the next annual October election, upon the approval or rejection of the following amendment as a substitute for the first clause of the twenty-fifth section of the second article of the Constitution of this state, to-wit: “All regular sessions of the General Assembly shall commence on the first Monday in January annually.":

26 Laws of Ohio, vol. Ivi, 326. – ED.

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Proposed by joint resolution of the General Assembly, April 6, 1867. Submitted to electors, October 8, 1867. Total vote cast

484,227 For amendment

216,987 Against amendment

255,340 Not adopted. RESOLVED by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, three-fifths of the members elected to each house agreeing thereto, that it be and is hereby proposed to the electors of this state to vote, at the next annual October election, upon the approval or rejection of the following amendment as a substitute for the first section of the fifth article of the Constitution of this state, to-wit: Every male citizen of the United States of the

age

of twenty-one years, who shall have been a resident of the state one year next preceding the election, and of the county, township, or ward in which he resides, such time as may be provided by law, except such persons as have borne arms in support of any insurrection or rebellion against the government of the United States, or have fled from their places of residence to avoid being drafted into military service thereof, or have deserted the military or naval service of said government in time of war, and have not subsequently been honorably discharged from the same, shall have the qualifications of an elector, and be entitled to vote at all elections. 27

Ohio, vol. Ixiv, 328. -Ed.

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PROPOSAL TO HOLD A CONSTITUTIONAL

CONVENTION, 1871

Submitted by act of General Assembly of March 30, 1871. Submitted to electors, October 10, 1871. Total vote cast

459,990 For convention

267,618 Against convention

104,231 Adopted. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of the State of Ohio, that the question, “Shall there be a convention to revise, alter or amend the constitution?" of this state shall be submitted to the electors thereof at the general election to be held therein on the second Tuesday to wit: the tenth day of October, A.D. 1871.28

28 Laws of Ohio, vol. lxviii, 47. – ED.

ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF DELEGATES AND ASSEMBLING OF A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, 1873

Provided for by act of the General Assembly, passed January 14, 1873, as follows: 20

WHEREAS, at the general election held in this state on the second Tuesday of October, A.D., 1871, the question, "Shall there be a convention to revise, alter or amend the constitution?" was submitted to the electors of the state, and a majority of all the electors voting thereat decided in favor of a convention; and

WHEREAS, in such case, it is made the duty of the general assembly at its next session, to provide by law for the election of delegates to, and the assembling of such convention; therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, that the qualified electors of each county and representative district in this state, shall on the first Monday in April, A.D. 1873, assemble at their usual places of holding April elections, and proceed to elect a number of delegates, having the qualifications of an elector, to said convention, equal to the number of representatives which each county or district was entitled to elect to the house of representatives of the sixtieth general assembly of Ohio.

SEC. 2. That said election shall be proclaimed by the sheriffs of the several counties, and shall in all respects

29 Laws of Ohio, vol. lxx, 6. – ED.

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