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Mon March 10, 2014
Ballot Language Approved For Ohio "Voters Bill Of Rights"
An Ohio group has been cleared to continue its effort to guarantee what it calls certain voter protections in the state constitution.
Attorney General Mike DeWine certified the petition Monday for the proposed "Ohio Voters Bill of Rights." The supporters changed their summary of the proposal after DeWine initially rejected their petition, saying it was not a fair and truthful statement of the amendment. Backers added two sentences describing federal law to the summary. The proposed amendment would expand early voting times on weekends and make other changes to election rules. It is supported by a coalition of black lawmakers, clergy and civil rights leaders. DeWine had to clear the summary's phrasing before supporters could continue with their ballot push and collect signatures to get it before voters this fall.