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Secretary of State Husted Certifies Additional Signatures for Citizen Initiated Statute on Dog Auctions

COLUMBUS –Secretary of State Jon Husted today certified that petitioners seeking a citizen initiated statute regarding dog auctions collected an additional 2,906 valid signatures. The total number of valid signatures now certified is 118,115 and meets the constitutional requirements. Petitioners needed 115,570 valid signatures, or three percent of the total vote cast for Governor in 2010.

As part of the total number of signatures needed to place the measure on the ballot, petitioners must also have collected signatures from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties, and within each of those counties collected enough signatures equal to 1.5 percent of the total vote cast for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election, 2010. Petitioners met or exceeded the 1.5 percent threshold in 51 counties.

Additional Information

Secretary of State Certification Letter

Procedure for a Citizen Initiated Statute

2010 Governor's Race Percentage Chart (Includes County-by-County Breakdown)

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