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The Ohio Ballot Board prescribes and certifies the ballot language for proposed Constitutional amendments, initiatives, and referenda and oversees efforts to inform voters of proposed ballot issues. The Secretary of State chairs the five member board and the office of the Secretary of State provides professional, technical, and clerical support for the Board.

Scheduled Meetings of the Ohio Ballot Board

October 17, 2014

July 14, 2014

April 22, 2014

March 13, 2014

February 19, 2014

Several requirements must be met before a proposed statewide issue can be placed on the ballot. Those procedures can be found here. The Ohio Ballot Board's role in the process is first to determine whether the petition language contains a single issue and secondly, to prescribe the official ballot language and any missing arguments for each statewide issue.

Pending Statewide Ballot Issues

Constitutional Amendment - Citizen-Initiated

Ohio Alternative Medical Treatment Proposed Constitutional Amendment 

Personhood Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Ohio Medical Cannabis Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Workplace Freedom Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Marriage Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Clean Energy Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Clean Energy Proposed Constitutional Amendment II

Clean Energy Proposed Constitutional Amendment III

Ohio Cannabis Rights Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Voter Bill of Rights Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Freedom To Marry Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Bottle Bill for Ohio


House Bill 7

Certified Ballot Issues

2014 Primary Issues Report (PDF)

The 2011 Issues Report is formatted for broadsheet paper. If you would like to download and print the individual components of the Issues Report, including ballot language, explanations and arguments for and against, please click the links below.

Constitutional Amendment - General Assembly Initiated

Issue 1: To Fund Public Infrastructure Capital Improvements by Permitting the Issuance of General Obligation Bonds

Click here for statewide issue results for the May 2014 Primary Election


Withdrawn Statewide Ballot Issues

Initiated Statute

Access to Healthcare


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