August 9, 2023 •
Ohio Voters Reject Issue 1
Voters rejected a Republican-backed measure that would have made it more difficult to change the state’s constitution with 57% voting no and just under 43% voting yes.
Issue 1 would have required a 60% vote to approve any constitutional amendment rather than the current simple majority.
The measure would have also changed the signature requirement for initiative petitions to require 5% signatures from each county of the state and it would have eliminated the cure period to obtain more signatures.
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