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Ballot Board Approves Language for 2018 General Election Statewide Issue

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Ballot Board today approved ballot language for the statewide issue that will appear before voters during the 2018 General Election. The election will be held on November 6.

In accordance with both Article XVI of the Ohio Constitution and Section 3505.062 of the Ohio Revised Code, the panel also directed the means by which the Secretary of State will disseminate information concerning the proposed constitutional amendment to the voters and directed the Secretary of State’s office to contract for the publication of the ballot language, explanation and argument for the amendment in a newspaper of general circulation in each county of the state.

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:
Certified Ballot Language for Issue 1 
Argument/Explanation for Issue 1
Argument/Explanation Against Issue 1
Initiated Constitutional Amendment Process

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