DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Election Day is less than a month away and several state issues could change the course of many long-standing state regulations and practices.
These following state measures will be on the November 3 ballot.
ISSUE 1: Redistricting, state legislator ballot issue to create a bi-partisan redistricting commission, which would draw state legislative districts
ISSUE 2: Prohibiting a monopoly, state legislator ballot issue to address economic monopolies, particularly as it relates to citizen petitions
ISSUE 3: Legalizing marijuana, citizen ballot issue to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use for Ohioans 21-years-old and older.
Issue 2 and Issue 3, sponsored by ResponsibleOhio (RO) directly relate to one another and your vote on each issue will determine whether marijuana will be legalized.
The state sponsored measure takes effect immediately while the question of legalizing marijuana doesn’t take effect for 30 days after the election. This means how you vote on each issue could change the outcome.
State legislators’ amendment hopes to block RO by making voters choose on both prohibiting monopolies and legalizing marijuana. Lawmakers believe the organization will create a monopoly since it will have sole control of a privatized marijuana industry, initially allowing only 10 grow facilities.
ResponsibleOhio denies those allegations.
To learn how to vote based on your stance on these issues, click below on what applies to you: