As required by Ohio law, the Ballot Board met to determine whether a proposed constitutional amendment regarding voting rights contains 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.
The Ballot Board, chaired by Secretary of State Jon Husted, certified that the proposed constitutional amendment does consist of one issue.
Petitioners will now need to collect 385,247 signatures, which is equal to 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in 2010. 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, 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.