Ohio Supreme Court Says August Special Election May Proceed

(ONN) – The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled the general assembly did not violate the state constitution by setting an August 8th special election.

The state’s high court rejected the motion by the group One Person One Vote.

The Ohio Supreme Court noted in the ruling saying quote “the Ohio Constitution authorizes the legislature to submit a ballot issue at either a special or a general election as the general assembly may prescribe.”

Ohio Republicans not long ago supported and passed a bill prohibiting most special elections in August, noting the high cost and low voter turnout.

State Issue 1 would raise the threshold for passing future constitutional amendments from a simple majority to 60 percent along with expanding signature requirements to qualify for the ballot in the first place.