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'''Chillicothe Red-Light and Speed Camera Referendum''' will be on the [[November 3, 2009 ballot measures in Ohio|November 3, 2009]] ballot in [[Ross County, Ohio ballot measures|Ross County]] for voters in the City of Chillicothe. The [[referendum]] proposes prohibiting the use of both red-light and speed cameras within the city.
 
'''Chillicothe Red-Light and Speed Camera Referendum''' will be on the [[November 3, 2009 ballot measures in Ohio|November 3, 2009]] ballot in [[Ross County, Ohio ballot measures|Ross County]] for voters in the City of Chillicothe. The [[referendum]] proposes prohibiting the use of both red-light and speed cameras within the city.
  
On [[BC2009#September|September 2, 2009]] the Ross County Board of Elections ruled to keep the ballot measure on the November ballot, after the City of Cincinnati filed a protest against the ballot language. City officials argued that the language was "misleading" and "unconstitutional." James Mann, assistant law director, argued that the ordinance would not only affect the automated system but also the radar and speed enforcement used by officers on their patrols. However, Citizens Against Photo Enforcement (CAPE) say that Mann's argument is false. CAPE's ordinance, as currently proposed, only affects automated red-light and speed cameras, not those used by an officer.<ref>[http://www.chillicothegazette.com/article/20090902/UPDATES01/90902025 ''Chillicothe Gazette'',"Board to keep red light issue on ballot," September 2, 2009]</ref>
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On [[BC2009#September|September 2, 2009]] the Ross County Board of Elections ruled to keep the ballot measure on the November ballot, after the City of Cincinnati filed a protest against the ballot language. City officials argued that the language was "misleading" and "unconstitutional." James Mann, assistant law director, argued that the ordinance would not only affect the automated system but also the radar and speed enforcement used by officers on their patrols. However, Citizens Against Photo Enforcement (CAPE) say that Mann's argument is false. CAPE's ordinance, as currently proposed, only affects automated red-light and speed cameras, not those used by an officer. In addition to the ruling, the board noted, "Access to the ballot ... is one of the most fundamental rights an American can enjoy."<ref>[http://www.chillicothegazette.com/article/20090902/UPDATES01/90902025 ''Chillicothe Gazette'',"Board to keep red light issue on ballot," September 2, 2009]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 10:50, 3 September 2009

Chillicothe Red-Light and Speed Camera Referendum will be on the November 3, 2009 ballot in Ross County for voters in the City of Chillicothe. The referendum proposes prohibiting the use of both red-light and speed cameras within the city.

On September 2, 2009 the Ross County Board of Elections ruled to keep the ballot measure on the November ballot, after the City of Cincinnati filed a protest against the ballot language. City officials argued that the language was "misleading" and "unconstitutional." James Mann, assistant law director, argued that the ordinance would not only affect the automated system but also the radar and speed enforcement used by officers on their patrols. However, Citizens Against Photo Enforcement (CAPE) say that Mann's argument is false. CAPE's ordinance, as currently proposed, only affects automated red-light and speed cameras, not those used by an officer. In addition to the ruling, the board noted, "Access to the ballot ... is one of the most fundamental rights an American can enjoy."[1]

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References

  1. Chillicothe Gazette,"Board to keep red light issue on ballot," September 2, 2009