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Ohio 2010 ballot measures

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Three ballot measure have been certified for the 2010 ballot in the state of Ohio.
  • Two certified measures appeared on the May 4, 2010 primary election ballot. Both measures were approved.
  • One certified measure will appear on the November 2 ballot.
  • A total of ten proposed initiatives have been filed with the state for the 2010 ballot.

The signature filing deadlines for the 2010 ballot in Ohio are:

  • For a statute, signatures must be filed ten days before the 2010 session of the Ohio State Legislature begins, which is on the first Monday in January 2010, or January 4. The recommended filing deadline was December 23, 2009.
  • June 30, 2010 for a constitutional amendment.
  • For a veto referendum, signatures must be filed within ninety (90) days after the law or section of law to be referred has been filed with the Secretary of State by the Governor and any petition that is filed within that window of opportunity, but 125 days before the next election, will go on the next general election ballot that occurs over a year later.

On ballot

May 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bond issues Authorizes $700 million in bonds over five years for the Ohio Third Frontier program Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Gambling Changes Columbus casino location from the Arena District to the former Delphi Corp. auto-parts plant Approveda

Proposed measures


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|-valign="top" | LRCA || Casino Revenue and Commission Amendment|| Gambling || Increase the state's share of casino revenues and amend Ohio Lottery Commission authority

|-valign="top" | LRCA || Cities Casino Amendment || Gambling || Allow cities to opt out of the casino plan

|- | LRCA || Redistricting Amendment || || |- |}

Filed initiatives

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Livestock Care Initiative Animal rights Requires that the Livestock Care Standards Board adopt certain minimum standards filed 1/27/10
CISS Estate Tax Repeal Taxes Proposes eliminating Ohio's estate tax AG certified 9/11/09
CISS Dog Auctions Initiative (2) Animal rights Would prohibit bringing into the state, for purposes of sale/trade, a dog acquired through auction AG certified 10/2/09
CICA Health Care Amendment Health care Exempt residents of Ohio from national health care mandates AG certified 4/1/10
CICA Sovereignty Amendment (3) Admin of gov't To redefine the state constitution: clearly establish authority and the powers allocated to each dept. AG Certified 5/3/10
- Immigration Reform Initiative Immigration Would authorize police question a person's immigration status if there are any suspicions that they are illegal immigrants proposed

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