Vote No On August 8
To Be or Not to Be: Election 2023
Unless a lawsuit stops it, we expect to have a special election on August 8 with just one issue on the ballot. State Issue 1 would make it much harder to amend Ohio’s constitution, just in time to prevent a change that would protect personal freedom in making health care decisions.
There is already a complicated process in place in Ohio. Hundreds of thousands of signatures representing at least 44 counties have to be collected and verified. The language of the proposed amendment goes through careful legal review by the attorney general and the state ballot board.
These processes frustrate many proposed ballot amendment drives. And even when they make it to the ballot, passage is far from guaranteed. Since 1912 there have been just 71 ballot issues and only 19 passed.
You can use this online absentee ballot application – — that already has the special election filled in. Fill it out, print it, and out and get it to the Board of Elections as soon as possible.
Please also let your friends, family, and neighbors know that if they are not registered to vote yet, there’s still time! The voter registration deadline for the August special election is July 10.