Issue 1 in Ohio: Resources and news

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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.