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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ballot Board Decides Clean Energy Amendment is Single Issue

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Ballot Board, chaired by Secretary of State Jon Husted, today determined that a proposed constitutional amendment concerning clean energy consists of one issue.

Petitioners will now need to collect 385,253 signatures, which is equal to 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in 2010, to place the measure on the ballot. As part of the total number of signatures needed, petitioners must also collect signatures from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties, and within each of those counties, collect enough signatures equal to five percent of the total vote cast for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election, 2010.

Members of the Ballot Board include: Secretary Husted, Chair; Fred Strahorn, Vice Chair; State Senator Keith Faber; Mark Griffin; and William N. Morgan. Ballot Board meetings are open to the public.

Additional Information

Ballot Board Certification Letter (PDF)

Attorney General Certification & Clean Energy Proposed Amendment (PDF)

Procedure for a Citizen Initiated Constitutional Amendment

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For more information, please contact Matt McClellan at 614-995-2168 or mmcclellan@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov.

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