A referendum is a challenge to a bill recently passed by the Ohio General Assembly and signed into law by the Governor.
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INITIATED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
An initiated constitutional amendment is identical to the concept of an initiated statute only rather than proposing a new law (or statute) the citizen is proposing an amendment to the Ohio Constitution. The Ohio General Assembly also has the power to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot via a joint resolution.
If a citizen feels that an issue is not addressed properly (or at all) in the Ohio Constitution and the Ohio Revised Code, they can follow the procedures outlined in the Ohio Constitution and the Ohio Revised Code to submit the proposed law (statute) to the people of Ohio for a statewide vote.
ADDITIONAL BALLOT ACCESS RESOURCES
- Governor’s Percentage Chart (PDF)(opens in a new window)
- Notification to Petitioners Regarding R.C. 3519.16(B) (PDF)(opens in a new window)
- Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors
1912-present (PDF)(opens in a new window)
- Statewide Issue History: 1998-present