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CONVENTION, 1910

Act submitting the question passed by the General Assembly, March 9,67 1909. Submitted to electors, November 8, 1910. Total vote cast

932,262 For convention

693,263 Against convention

67,718 Adopted. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. 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 on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, in the year one thousand nine hundred and ten.

SEC. 2. There shall be printed on the official ballot in the manner prescribed by law for the submission of amendments to the Constitution the following statement, "Shall there be a convention to revise, alter or amend the Constitution,” and on the line below such statement the words, "Constitutional Convention - Yes," and on the next line below the words "Constitutional Convention No."

The provisions of chapter 2 of title 14, of part first of the Revised Statutes, with respect to proclamations by sheriffs, the marking of ballots, counting and canvassing the votes, and declaring the result of such election, shall as far as the same may be applicable, apply to such election.68

67 Approved by the governor, March 16.- Ed. 68 Laws of Ohio, vol. c, 18. – ED.

METHOD OF SUBMITTING THE QUESTION OF HOLDING A CONSTITUTIONAL

CONVENTION, 1910

Act passed by the General Assembly, April 26, 1910.69 Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. Whenever the question "Shall there be a convention to revise, alter or amend the Constitution" of this state is to be submitted to the electors for their approval or rejection, there shall be printed on the official ballot in the first column thereof the following statement: "Shall there be a convention to revise, alter or amend the Constitution,” and on the line below such statement the words, "Constitutional Convention Yes," and on the next line below, "Constitutional Convention - No."

No matter other than such statement shall be printed in such column except as otherwise provided by law.

SEC. 2. Any state convention of any political party which at the last preceding general election polled at least one per cent of the entire vote cast in the state, may take action in favor of or against such question so to be submitted at the next general election, and shall certify its action to the secretary of state in the manner provided for certifying nominations for state officers, whereupon said action upon such question shall be printed upon the regular ballot at said election as a part of the party ticket of such party in the manner hereinafter provided.

69 Became a law without the governor's signature. - ED.

Sec. 3. Whenever any party or parties shall certify that action has been taken thereon as provided in the next preceding section of this act, there shall also be placed on the official ballot immediately below the names of the candidates for state offices on the regular ticket of any such party the following statement, “Shall there be a convention to revise, alter or amend the Constitution,” and on the line below the same the words "Constitutional Convention - Yes,” or “Constitutional Convention - No,” accordingly as affirmative or negative action shall have been certified thereon by such party or parties and such statement of such question, with the action taken thereon by such party, shall thereupon become a part of such party ticket.

SEC. 4. In marking his ballot the elector shall observe the following rules:

1. He may make a cross mark in the blank space to the left of and before the answer he desires to give to such question, in the separate column devoted to such question, or he may make a cross mark in the blank space to the left of and before the question, and the answer thereto, of such question, as the same may be printed and certified on the ticket of any political party; whereupon such mark shall cast his ballot for the answer opposite which it is made.

2. The voter may make a cross mark in the blank circular space at the head of any ticket upon which is printed the statement of such question, and the certified answer thereto, which mark shall cast his ballot for the certified answer to such question so printed on such ticket, unless he shall have specifically answered such question otherwise elsewhere on the ballot in the manner heretofore stated.

SEC. 5. Save as otherwise herein provided the provisions of law relating to the marking and counting of ballots for candidates not inconsistent herewith, shall apply to the marking of ballots and the counting of votes upon any such question submitted in any election held under the provisions of this act. *°

70 Laws of Ohio, vol. ci, 169. - Ed.

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