New signatures filed for Ohio slots referendum

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February 10, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio: Supporters of the proposed Ohio Slot Machines Veto Referendum have returned with more signatures. This week they filed an additional 177,000 new signatures with the secretary of state's office.[1] Just last month 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. Supporters are required to collect a minimum of 241,365 valid signatures.[2] 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.

Signature summary:

  • Minimum required signatures: 241,365
  • Filed signatures (1st attempt): 325,496
  • Valid signatures: 214,300
  • Filed signatures (2nd attempt): 177,000
  • Total valid signatures: pending

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