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Voting & Elections 05.10.2023

Ohio House Passes SJR2, Targets Citizen-led Ballot Initiatives

COLUMBUS, OH — In a 62-37 vote, the Ohio House passed SJR2 — a resolution that seeks to increase the ballot threshold for amending the constitution from a simple majority to 60% — directly attacking Ohio’s tradition of direct access to the ballot through citizen-led initiatives. The resolution was amended to add in an August special election, resulting in the vote on the issue occurring Aug. 8.

Voting & Elections 04.19.2023

227 Ohio-based Organizations Denied Opportunity to Voice Opposition of Minority Rule Bill

COLUMBUS, OH — In a narrow 7-6 vote, the Ohio House Constitutional Resolutions Committee passed a resolution allowing HJR 1 — a bill that seeks to increase the ballot threshold for amending the constitution from a simple majority to 60% — to a floor vote.

Voting & Elections 11.1.2022

Ohioans Can Call 866-OUR-VOTE Hotline for Any Issues Exercising the Right to Vote

COLUMBUS, OH — Common Cause Ohio reminds Ohioans to use the nonpartisan Election Protection hotline, 866-OUR-VOTE, if they have any questions or encounter any challenges with casting a ballot on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. Voters can call or text the hotline to connect with volunteers standing by to help.

Common Cause Ohio Says Legislators ‘Don’t Have Free Reign Over Redistricting’ After Appeal of Congressional Map Is Made to SCOTUS

“The independent state legislature theory is a power grab and a threat to the checks and balances that make our democracy work,” said Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio’s executive director. “Lawmakers don’t have free reign over redistricting. This tactic is just another day in the endless cycle of bucking Ohio voters and the Ohio Constitution."

Voting & Elections 10.11.2022

Ohio’s Voter Registration Deadline is TODAY, Oct. 11

COLUMBUS, OH — New voters have until today, Oct. 11, to submit their voter registration forms in-person, online or by mail in time for the Nov. 8 midterm election. Additionally, Ohioans should also double-check their voter registration in order to update or correct any information, said Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio’s executive director.

Voting & Elections 10.5.2022

New Project Launches to Put Ohio Judicial Elections in “the People’s Hands”

COLUMBUS, OH — Today Common Cause Ohio launched its “Judge the Ads” project, a website dedicated to informing and engaging voters regarding ads for and against candidates in the upcoming Ohio Supreme Court races.

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