Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 8, 2011 Ohio General Election

Ohio

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Referendums and Ballot Measures
Proposed Constitutional Amendment Regarding Judicial Offices and Courts
Shall the Proposed Constitutional Amendment be Approved To Increase The Maximum Age At Which A Person May Be Elected Or Appointed Judge, To Eliminate The Authority Of The General Assembly To Establish Courts Of Conciliation, And To Eliminate The Authority Of The Governor To Appoint A Supreme Court Commission.To amend Section 6 of Article IV and to repeal Sections 19 and 22 of Article IV of theConstitution of the State of OhioA majority yes vote is required for the amendment to Section 6and the repeal of Sections 19 and 22 to pass.This proposed amendment would:1. Increase the maximum age for assuming elected or appointed judicial office from seventyto seventy-five.2. Eliminate the General Assembly's authority to establish courts of conciliation.3. Eliminate the Governor's authority to appoint members to a Supreme Court Commission.If approved, the amendment shall take effect immediately.A "YES" vote means approval of the amendment to Section 6and the repeal of Sections 19 and 22.A "NO" vote means disapproval of the amendment to Section 6and the repeal of Sections 19 and 22.
Referendum On Union And Employment Contracts And Policies
Should the Law be Approved On New Law Relative To Government Union Contracts And Other Government Employment Contracts And PoliciesA majority yes vote is necessary for Amended Substitute Senate Bill No. 5 to beapproved.Amended Substitute Senate Bill No. 5 is a new law relative to government unioncontracts and other government employment contracts and policies.A "YES" vote means you approve the law.A "NO" vote means you reject the law.
Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Health Care Coverage
Proposed Constitutional Amendment To Preserve The Freedom Of Ohioans To Choose Their Health Care And Health Care Coverage.A majority yes vote is necessary for the amendment to pass.The proposed amendment would provide that:1. In Ohio, no law or rule shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, orhealth care provider to participate in a health care system.2. In Ohio, no law or rule shall prohibit the purchase or sale of health care or healthinsurance.3. In Ohio, no law or rule shall impose a penalty or fine for the sale or purchase of healthcare or health insurance.The proposed amendment would not:1. Affect laws or rules in effect as of March 19, 2010.2. Affect which services a health care provider or hospital is required to perform or provide.3. Affect terms and conditions of government employment.4. Affect any laws calculated to deter fraud or punish wrongdoing in the health careindustry.If approved, the amendment will be effective thirty days after the election.
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