FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Ballot Board Certifies Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment as Single Issue
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Ballot Board, chaired by Secretary of State Jon Husted, today determined that a proposed constitutional amendment regarding cannabis 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; Mark Griffin, vice chair; Senate President Keith Faber; State Senator Nina Turner; and William N. Morgan. Ballot Board meetings are open to the public.
For more information, please contact Matt McClellan at (614) 995-2239.