Voters Head To Polls For Ohio Special Election

UPDATE – Issue 1 was projected to fail as the early results skewed much in favor of the opposition and some outlets, such as the Columbus Dispatch, called the election in favor of the ‘no’ side. See the unofficial results by clicking here. 


Voters are heading to the polls in Ohio on Tuesday for a special election to decide the fate of Issue 1.

Issue 1, if passed, would increase the voter approval threshold for constitutional amendments from a simple majority up to 60 percent.

Supporters say voting yes on Issue 1 will strengthen the Ohio Constitution by protecting it from out of state interests.

Critics of Issue 1 say, if approved, it would destroy citizen-driven ballot initiatives and take power away from the people.

Polls will be open on Election Day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Read the ballot language of Issue 1 by clicking here.

Click here for the results.