Thursday, March 19, 2015
Secretary of State Husted Announces Ballot Board Meeting
COLUMBUS– Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has called a meeting of the Ohio Ballot Board for Friday, March 20, 2015.
WHAT: Meeting of the Ohio Ballot Board
WHO: Secretary Husted and Members of the Ohio Ballot Board
WHEN: Friday, March 20, 2015 at 2:00pm
WHERE: Finan Senate Finance Hearing Room
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, Ohio 43215
As required by Ohio law, the Ballot Board will meet to determine whether a proposed constitutional amendment regarding the usage of marijuana submitted by the group ResponsibleOhio contains one or more than one amendment. The Ballot Board has 10 days from the date the certification is received from the attorney general to complete this task.
If it is determined that there is more than one amendment, the Ballot Board will divide the initiative into individual petitions containing only one constitutional amendment so as to enable the voters to vote on each proposal separately and certify its approval to the attorney general. Petitioners would then need to resubmit summaries for each of the individual petitions to the attorney general for certification.
Petitioners will need to collect 305,591 signatures, which is equal to 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in 2014. 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, collect enough signatures equal to five percent of the total vote cast for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election, 2014.
Ballot Board meetings are open to the public.
The event will be streamed live online here.
Certification from the Attorney General of Ohio
ResponsibleOhio Proposed Constitutional Amendment
Procedure for a Citizen Initiated Constitutional Amendment
Governor's Race Percentage Chart
For more information, please contact Joshua Eck at (614) 466-2729