Ohio Constitution
The 1851 Constitution with amendments current through March 2020


Article IX - Militia

§ 01 Who shall perform military duty

All citizens, residents of this state, being seventeen years of age, and under the age of sixty-seven years, shall be subject to enrollment in the militia and the performance of military duty, in such manner, not incompatible with the Constitution and laws of the United States, as may be prescribed by law.

(As amended Nov. 7, 1961.)

§ 02 Repealed

Repealed, November 3, 1953.

This section provided for the election of certain officers.

§ 03 Officers to be appointed by the governor

The governor shall appoint the adjutant general, and such other officers and warrant officers, as may be provided for by law.

(As amended Nov. 7, 1961.)

§ 04 Power of governor to call forth militia

The governor shall have power to call forth the militia, to execute the laws of the state, to suppress insurrection, to repel invasion, and to act in the event of a disaster within the state.

(As amended, Nov. 7, 1961.)

§ 05 Public arms

The General Assembly shall provide, by law, for the protection and safe keeping of the public arms.

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