ballot access

Andy Chow

A group of voters from the City of Medina are filing a complaint with the Ohio Supreme Court arguing that the Medina County Board of Elections invalidated signatures for their ballot initiative that should have been considered legitimate.

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The number of valid signatures needed to put a proposed constitutional amendment on the Ohio ballot has increased by about 40 percent. That number fluctuates because it is based on the last general election and, this past November, many more Ohioans showed up to vote in the state’s gubernatorial race. Some lawmakers had wanted to make this process tougher so do they think legislation is still needed?