Voting Rights Press Release

02.20.20

Ohio Attorney General Approves Petition Language for Ballot Initiative to Modernize Elections

Ohioans for Secure and Fair Elections Progresses Forward
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COLUMBUS – Today, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost approved the petition summary for a proposed ballot amendment to modernize Ohio’s elections. The language now heads to the Ohio Ballot Board. The proposed constitutional amendment would expand voter registration, solidify early voting, and ensure timely ballots for military and overseas citizens. The official campaign launch will occur in March.

“We are pleased to progress our campaign efforts forward, and we remain committed to protecting and ensuring the right to vote for all eligible Ohioans. Support for Ohioans for Secure and Fair Elections continues to grow, with early endorsements from the Ohio Conference of the NAACP, the Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute, the Ohio Environmental Council, the Ohio Organizing Collaborative, the Ohio Student Association, the Ohio Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism, and Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates. The freedom to vote is a fundamental American right and more participation in our elections means a stronger democracy,” said Toni Webb, Campaign Manager for Ohioans for Secure and Fair Elections.