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Ballot Board Certifies Clean Energy Amendment as Single Issue

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

Petitioners will now need to collect 385,247 signatures, 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.

Secretary Husted serves as chair of the Ballot Board and oversees the board’s proceedings. Other members of the Ballot Board include: State Senator Bill Coley; State Senator Nina Turner; Mark Griffin; and William N. Morgan. Ballot Board meetings are open to the public.

Additional Information
Ballot Board Certification Letter
Proposed Ohio Clean Energy Amendment & Petition Summary
Procedure for a Citizen Initiated Constitutional Amendment
Governor's Race Percentage Chart

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