Issue 1 in Ohio: Resources and news
In November, Ohio voters will decide whether reproductive rights, including access to abortion, should be added to the state constitution. This will appear on the ballot as Issue 1, a proposed constitutional amendment.
We offer explainers that break down Issue 1 and answer basic questions, including questions about the Issue 1 summary voters will see when they fill out their ballot. The paper ballot that voters fill out won’t display the exact language that would be added to the constitution. Instead, they’ll see a summary of the amendment that proponents say is intentionally misleading.
Early voting is under way, and voter turnout is expected to be heavier than normal for a non-presidential election in part because of Issue 1.
Questions about voting? Call the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at 216-443-8683 (VOTE) or visit the web site.
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Ohio voters easily passed two statewide ballot measures while Cleveland voters turned down a ballot initiative to give residents a more direct say over millions in city spending.
It’s Election Day and we will have complete coverage and election results for Issue 1 and Issue 2 as well as local races and issues. Polls are now closed as of 7:30 p.m. We expect ballots cast early to be tabulated within the first hour. We will have news and updates throughout the night so…
The outcome of the election will have a significant impact on access to abortion in Ohio. The only state with an abortion rights amendment appearing on the fall ballot, Ohio is being watched closely nationwide.
The proposed amendment that if passed, would add abortion and reproductive rights to the state constitution is bringing attention to Ohio.
Faith group offers no endorsement on Issue 1, Cleveland to unlock more public information, police officer stats still show shortage
An organization of 30 faith groups that focuses on social justice issues and voter engagement is not making an endorsement on Issue 1.
The November general election includes an historic decision for Ohio voters: whether to amend the state constitution to guarantee the right to make reproductive decisions, including abortion.