Ohio slots referendum supporters fall short of required signatures
COLUMBUS, Ohio: This week Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner announced that Ohio Slot Machines Referendum (2010) supporters fell 27,065 signatures short of placing the referendum on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot. Referendum supporters, however, have 10 days to file additional signatures. According to state officials they were required to collect a minimum of 241,365 valid signatures. Referendum supporters submitted 325,496 signatures, about 84,000 more signatures than required. The proposed veto referendum calls for placing Gov. Ted Strickland's plan for video slot machines on the 2010 ballot. The governor's plan includes a total of 2,500 video slot machines at 7 race tracks.