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Questions About Proposed Ballot Issue On Drug Pricing

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Ohio Secretary of State's Office
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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

The Secretary of State’s office is telling backers of a drug price ballot issue that there are problems with their petitions.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has submitted petition signatures to get Ohio lawmakers to take action on a plan that would limit how much drug companies can charge for drugs for people with HIV and AIDS. But Josh Eck with the Secretary of State’s office says those petitions have been returned to county boards of election for review because of potential problems.

“It appears as though someone other than the circulator or the voter themselves has omitted names and redacted them which is against Ohio law.”

Eck says there are other discrepancies with the petition pages. The group has until January 29th to re-submit the petitions.