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Ballot Campaigns Ask U.S. Supreme Court To Restore Online Petitions

Jun 18, 2020

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Ballot campaigns in Ohio have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on their right to relaxed signature-gathering rules during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This after the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati declined to reconsider its decision to block the campaigns from proceeding under less restrictive rules granted by a lower court. Those rules would have allowed campaigns promoting a higher minimum wage, voting rights and marijuana issues to collect signatures electronically for an extra month.

The state argues "wet ink" signature requirements laid out in Ohio's Constitution cannot be changed without a public vote.