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Ballot Board Approves Final Language for State Issue 3, Certifies Term Limits Amendment as Single Issue

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Friday, September 18, 2015

BALLOT BOARD APPROVES FINAL LANGUAGE FOR STATE ISSUE 3, CERTIFIES TERM LIMITS AMENDMENT AS SINGLE ISSUE

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Ballot Board today approved ballot language for State Issue 3 that will appear before voters during the General Election to be held on November 3, 2015. A link to that language is available below.

The board also certified a ballot initiative seeking to modify the structure of term limits in Ohio as a single issue. Petitioners for that initiative will now need to collect 305,591 signatures, which is equal to 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in 2014, in order to place the issue on the ballot. 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.

Secretary Husted serves as the Chairman of the Ballot Board in his official capacity as the Ohio Secretary of State. Other members include Ohio Senate President Keith Faber, State Representative Kathleen Clyde, former State Senator Nina Turner and Mr. William Morgan.

Additional Information:
Ballot Language for State Issue 3
Ballot Board Certification Letter for Term Limits Initiative
Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Term Limits
Procedure for a Citizen Initiated Constitutional Amendment
Governor's Race Percentage Chart

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