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Ballot Board Certifies Proposed Amendment As Single Ballot Issue

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Ballot Board today certified a proposed constitutional amendment concerning marijuana rights and regulations as a single ballot issue. This amendment had previously been certified by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
 
Petitioners will now need to collect 305,591 valid signatures, which is equal to 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election, 2014, 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 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 that was cast for governor.
 
Secretary Husted serves as the Chairman of the Ohio Ballot Board in his official capacity as the Ohio Secretary of State. Other members include State Senator Bill Beagle, State Senator Vernon Sykes, State Representative Kathleen Clyde and Mr. William Morgan. Ballot Board meetings are open to the public.

Additional Information:
Certification Letter from the Attorney General
Proposed Amendment concerning marijuana rights and regulations
Ballot Board Certification Letter

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