Proposed Voters' Rights Amendment Won't Be On Ohio Ballots This Fall

By
Jo Ingles - Statehouse News Bureau


Updated Wed, Jul 2, 2014 5:05 pm
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Susan Bartlett holds a voting sticker after casting her ballot at Chauncey Elementary School.

Ohio voters won’t get the chance to vote this fall on a proposed constitutional amendment that would give voters a bill of rights.

Democratic State Representative Alicia Reece is with a group that’s been collecting signatures for that campaign said it doesn’t have enough to put the issue on the ballot this fall.

We are continuously collecting petitions," Reece said. "We are around 100,000 and growing. And people are continuously dropping off more petitions. And again, done on a shoestring budget with grass roots folks and calls are still coming in from people who are trying to drop off petitions."

Reece said the group will continue to circulate petitions in the coming months at a variety of events.

She said the group might be able to put the issue on the ballot in the fall of next year.

In order to get it on the ballot this November, amendment supporters would have had to collect roughly 385,000 valid signatures from registered Ohio voters by the close of business Wednesday.

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