The proposed Ohio constitutional amendment would require a supermajority to pass rather than the current 1912 version with a simple majority. Proponents claim that out-of-state influencers have kidnapped the process, inflating the Constitution. Critics remind the public of three facts. Read more>>>
- Voter initiatives tend the control the legislature
- This off-year legislative initiative would cost more and draw fewer voters
- The bills in question are being funded by an Illinois uber-billionaire.
The signature rule in Ohio is easier to meet than the one in Wyoming.
The Ohio process has two steps. Petitioners need 3% of the votes for the Governor in the previous election to place their measure before the Legislature. If the measure fails, then petitioners must gather another 3% to get their measure on the ballot. The WY signature process was changed in 1998 making it county specific: 15% of the signatures from at least 2/3 of Wyoming’s 23 counties must accompany the petition.