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Statewide Ballot Issues for the November 2017 General Election

2017 Issues Report

Issue 1: Rights for Crime Victims 

Issue 2: To require state agencies to not pay more for prescription drugs than the federal Department of Veterans Affairs and require state payment of attorney fees and expenses to specific individuals for defense of the law  

About the Ohio Ballot Board

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

September 22, 2017

May 30, 2017

February 8, 2017

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

The Ohio Puppy Mill Prevention Amendment

Bipartisan Congressional Redistricting Reform Amendment

Ohio Cannabis Rights Proposed Constitutional Amendment II

Ohioans For Medical Marijuana Constitutional Amendment

Ethics First Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Clean Energy Proposed Constitutional Amendment V

Clean Energy Proposed Constitutional Amendment IV

Ohio Fair Wage Amendment

Strengthening Term Limits on State Legislators

Cannabis Control Amendment

Legalize Marijuana and Hemp in Ohio

Ohio Cannabis Rights Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Voter Bill of Rights Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Freedom To Marry Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Bottle Bill for Ohio

Clean Energy Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Clean Energy Proposed Constitutional Amendment II

Clean Energy Proposed Constitutional Amendment III

Workplace Freedom Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Ohio Medical Cannabis Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Personhood Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Ohio Alternative Medical Treatment Proposed Constitutional Amendment 

Initiated Statute

Referendum

House Bill 7

 

Withdrawn Statewide Ballot Issues

Initiated Statute

Access to Healthcare

Fresh Start Act

 

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