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vided by law, and shall be held in each county at least once in each year. The number of circuits, and the boundaries thereof, shall be prescribed by law. Such judges shall be elected in each circuit by the electors thereof, and at such time and for such term as may be prescribed by law, and the same number shall be elected in each circuit. Each judge shall be competent to exercise his judicial powers in any circuit. The General Assembly may change, from time to time, the number of boundaries of the circuits. The circuit courts shall be the successors of the district courts, and all cases, judgments, records, and proceedings pending in said district courts, in the several counties of any district, shall be transferred to the circuit courts in the several counties, and be proceeded in as though said district courts had not been abolished, and the district courts shall continue in existence until the election and qualification of the judges of the circuit court.

And be it further resolved, that at said election, the voters desiring to vote in favor of said amendment, shall have placed upon their ballots the words, "Judicial Constitutional Amendment - Yes;" and the voters who do not favor the adoption of said amendment, may have placed upon their ballots the words, "Judicial Constitutional Amendment - No;" and if a majority of all the votes cast at said election shall be in favor of said amendment, then said sections one, two and six herein set forth shall be and constitute the sections so amended and said judicial article (four) of the Constitution of the state of Ohio, and said original sections one, two and six, and also sections five and eleven of said article shall be repealed and annulled.45

45 Laws of Ohio, vol. lxxx, 382. – ED.

AMENDMENT CHANGING FALL ELECTION

TO NOVEMBER, 1885
(Submitted as three separate propositions)

Proposed by joint resolution of the General Assembly, March 25, 1885. Submitted to electors, October 13, 1885.

FIRST PROPOSITION SECOND PROPOSITION THIRD PROPOSITION Election of Senators Election of Election of

and Representatives State Officers County Officers Total vote 733,967

733,967

733,967 For amend. 538,858

536,273

534,660 Against 53,177 53,223

53,629 All adopted. Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, that propositions to amend section two of article two, section one of article three, and section two of article ten of the Constitution of Ohio, shall be submitted to the electors of this state, on the second Tuesday of October, A.D. 1885, to read as follows:

ARTICLE II

SEC. 2. Senators and representatives shall be elected biennially by the electors of the respective counties or districts, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November; their term of office shall commence on the first day of January next thereafter, and continue two years.

ARTICLE III SECTION 1. The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant-governor, secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, and attorney-general, who shall be elected on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November, by the electors of the state and at the places of voting for members of the general assembly.

ARTICLE X SEC. 2. County officers shall be elected on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, by the electors of each county, in such manner and for such term, not exceeding three years, as may be provided by

law."

46 Laws of Ohio, vol. lxxxii, 449. – ED.

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT-TOWN

SHIP OFFICERS, 1885

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Proposed by joint resolution of the General Assembly, April 9, 1885. Submitted to electors, October 13, 1885. Total vote cast

733,967 For amendment

469,113 Against amendment

59,929 Adopted. Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio (three-fifths of all members elected to each house concurring therein), that there shall be submitted to the electors of the state, on the second Tuesday of October, A.D. 1885, a proposition to amend section four of article ten of the Constitution of the state, so as to read as follows:

SEC. 4. Township officers shall be elected by the electors of each township at such time, and in such manner, and for such term, not exceeding three years, as may be provided by law; but shall hold their offices until their successors are elected and qualified."

47 Laws of Ohio, vol. Ixxxii, 449. - Ed.

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PROPOSED AMENDMENT GIVING GENERAL ASSEMBLY POWER OVER

TAXATION, 1889

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Proposed by joint resolution of the General Assembly, January 8, 1889. Submitted to electors, November 5, 1889. Total vote cast

780,304 For amendment

245,438 Against amendment

273,268 Not adopted.

AMENDMENT NO. I

SECTION 1. Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, that a proposition shall be submitted to the electors of the state, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1889, to amend section 2, of article XII, of the Constitution of the state of Ohio, so that it shall read as follows:

ARTICLE XII SEC. 2. The general assembly shall provide for the raising of revenue for the support of the state and local governments; but taxes shall be uniform on the same class of subjects. Burying grounds, public school houses, houses used exclusively for public worship, institutions of purely public charity, public property used exclusively for any public purpose, and personal property to an amount not exceeding in value two hundred dollars for each individual, may, by general laws, be exempted from taxation; and the value of all property

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