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The early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.
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The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to expedite a case from the group trying to put a voter rights amendment on the November ballot. Ohioans For Secure And Fair Elections is seeking to appeal a decision by the Ohio Ballot Board to split their measure into four different initiatives.

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The Ohio Ballot Board has voted to split a voter rights measure into four separate potential ballot issues. The amendment, which includes constitutionally protected early voting and automated voter registration, could now circulate as four different petitions.

The early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.
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The Ohio Attorney General has cleared the language for a proposal to update Ohio's voter registration system. It now goes to the Ohio Ballot Board for approval before organizers can begin collecting signatures.

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The Ohio Ballot Board has canceled a meeting Wednesday after organizers withdrew a proposed constitutional amendment to give the state's electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote.

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A group has filed paperwork in Ohio for an ballot issue to get rid of the Electoral College and award the presidency to the candidate who actually gets the most votes.

Supporters of a bill that reform payday lending gather at the Ohio Statehouse.
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Backers of a ballot proposal to cap Ohio's interest rates on payday loans and impose additional regulations on the industry have been cleared to begin signature-gathering.

A community group is moving forward with their attempt to put a measure on the ballot that would crack down on payday lending. They say they’re tired of waiting for lawmakers who are still struggling to pick a speaker -- so they can act on the bill. 

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Backers of a state constitutional amendment that would allow voters to decide to legalize and regulate marijuana like alcohol will soon start collecting signatures to put it before voters.

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Ohio-based community activists cleared one hurdle in their campaign for the “Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation” amendment.

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The Ohio Ballot Board says a proposed constitutional amendment to impose term limits on Ohio Supreme Court justices and remove special legal protections provided to state lawmakers and their staffs would be two separate ballot issues.

Ohio Panel OKs Marijuana Legalization Effort As Single Issue

Mar 21, 2015
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Backers of an effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio for medicinal and recreational use can now collect the thousands of signatures needed to get the proposal before voters.

The Ohio Ballot Board certified the measure as a single ballot issue on Friday.

The proposed amendment calls for adults 21 and over to be able to buy marijuana, and to grow up to four plants at home. It also proposes 10 authorized growing sites around the state. Marijuana purchased at licensed retail stores would be taxed.