Until the fall election, the number of valid signatures of registered Ohio voters required to place the OCRA on the ballot was 385,247. However, since voter turnout for the fall governor’s race was much lower in 2014 than it was in 2010, required signatures now equal 305,591.
The required number of signatures for ballot placement of proposed constitutional amendments in Ohio equals 10% of total vote cast for Ohio governor in the last gubernatorial election. For 2014, that total vote was 3,055,913, making 305,591 the number of signatures now required, which is 79,656 signatures less than it was before the election.
The signatures for constitutional amendments submitted directly to voters must be filed with Secretary of State 125 days before general election or by July 1, 2015 for placement on the fall 2015 ballot. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015.