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Statewide News
7:07 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Board decides ballot language of SB5 referendum

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio voters opposed to a new collective bargaining law that limits public employee unions will get to vote "no" at the ballot box this fall, following a decision Wednesday by the state Ballot Board.

 The decision followed hours of negotiation by Secretary of State Jon Husted, the board's Republican chairman. It echoes years of Ohio ballot tradition, but also counts as a victory for the law's opponents. Voters against or confused by an issue tend to vote against it.

Statewide News
4:28 pm
Tue August 2, 2011

Elections Reform Referendum Still Alive

The group that wants to put the recently passed elections reform law on the statewide ballot will make another attempt to get petition language certified.

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Politics
4:40 pm
Thu July 28, 2011

Husted Release Ballot Issue Order

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's elections chief says the first of three statewide issues listed on the November ballot will be about whether to raise the age limit for judges.

Secretary of State Jon Husted says Issue 2 will be whether to keep Ohio's new law limiting collective bargaining rights for public workers. The third issue will let Ohioans vote on whether they want to participate in the national health care overhaul.

Elections
12:50 pm
Tue July 26, 2011

UPDATE: Ohioans Will Be Able to Vote on Federal Healthcare in November

Ohioans will be able to vote this November on whether they want to participate in the national health care overhaul.

Secretary of State Jon Husted said Tuesday that opponents to the overhaul collected nearly 427,000 valid signatures to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot. The measure needed roughly 385,000 signatures.

At question is a proposed amendment to Ohio's Constitution to keep people from being required to buy health insurance or face penalties. The federal mandate would go into effect in 2014, when new competitive insurance exchanges are scheduled to open.

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Statehouse News
5:00 pm
Thu July 21, 2011

Quinnipiac Poll on Voter Photo ID Requirement

A new poll shows voters think it's ok to require Ohioans to show a photo ID when casting ballots.

In the latest Quinnipiac University poll, 93 percent of republicans, 77 percent of independents and 66 percent of Democrats said they'd support a law that requires voters to show photo id to vote. However, some lawmakers, including Ohio's Secretary of State Jon Husted, who support the bill don't like the way it was written and question its constitutionality.

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