Ohio Voters To Decide On Issues


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With Election Day less than a week away, many Ohioans prepare by looking into the different ballot measures.

But with the much-debated Issue 2 stealing the spotlight on the ballot, many voters may not even know there are two other state-wide issues up for voter approval.

Next Tuesday, voters across the state will also vote on Issues 1 and 3.

Issue 1 addresses the age at which a judicial official is able to be elected, and Issue 3 concerns Ohio's exemption from national healthcare mandates.

Those hoping to strike down Issue 3 claim this measure will stop the progress being made in the nation to provide quality healthcare to all Americans.

Ohio University College Democrats President Nick Tuell believes Issue 3 must be struck down.

“Issue 3 is going to take away all the progress that we’ve made on healthcare reform and making sure people are able to pay for their healthcare,” said Tuell.

However, supporters believe this healthcare mandate will hurt small business owners and those unable to afford health insurance.

Ohio University College Republicans Political Director Dylan Gustafson disagrees with Tuell’s remarks.

“Some people can’t necessarily afford healthcare. Employers are going to be forced into providing healthcare that they might not be able to afford to employees,” said Gustafson.

Below is a look at what the Issues are about:

 

Issue 1:

Objective: To increase the age at which a judicial official is able to be elected. The age would rise from the current standard of 70 to 75.

What a YES vote means? You are IN FAVOR of increasing the age to 75.

What a NO vote means? You are OPPOSED to increasing the age to 75.

 

Issue 2:

Objective: To repeal Senate Bill 5 that limits collective bargaining for public employees in the state.

What a YES vote means? You are IN FAVOR of retaining Senate Bill 5.

What a NO vote means? You are OPPOSED to retaining Senate Bill 5

 

Issue 3:

Objective: To make Ohio exempt from national healthcare mandates.

What a YES vote means? You are IN FAVOR of exempting Ohio.

What a NO vote means? You are OPPOSED to exempting Ohio.

 

Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8.