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Putting an Issue on the Ballot

Referendum

A referendum is a challenge to a bill recently passed by the Ohio General Assembly and signed into law by the Governor.
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Initiated Constitutional Amendment

An initiated constitutional amendment is identical to the concept of an initiated statute only rather than proposing a new law (or statute) the citizen is proposing an amendment to the Ohio Constitution. The Ohio General Assembly also has the power to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot via a joint resolution.
Click here to learn more about the procedure for a citizen - initiated constitutional amendment.Click here to learn more about the procedure for a constitutional amendment initiated by the General Assembly.

Initiated Statute

If a citizen feels that an issue is not addressed properly (or at all) in the Ohio Constitution and the Ohio Revised Code, they can follow the procedures outlined in the Ohio Constitution and the Ohio Revised Code to submit the proposed law (statute) to the people of Ohio for a statewide vote.
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