COLUMBUS – On Feb. 8 the Ohio Ballot Board certified the proposed constitutional amendment known as the “Ohio Crime Victims Bill of Rights Amendment” as a single ballot issue
Petitioners will now need to collect 305,591 signatures, which is equal to 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in 2014, in order to place the issue on the ballot.
As part of the total number of signatures needed to place the measure on the ballot, petitioners must also have collected signatures from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties, and within each of those counties, collect enough signatures equal to 5 percent of the total vote cast for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election, 2014.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted serves as the chairman of the Ohio Ballot Board in his official capacity as the Ohio Secretary of State. Other members include State Sen. Jay Hottinger, State Sen. Michael Skindell, State Rep. Kathleen Clyde and William Morgan. Ballot board meetings are open to the public.