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State of Ohio November 8, 2005 Election
Issue 2
Early Voting
State of Ohio

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT Proposed by Initiative Petition - A majority yes vote is necessary for passage

1,065,109 / 36.66% Yes votes ...... 1,840,658 / 63.34% No votes

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Results as of Nov 8 8:36pm
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To adopt Section 6 of Article XVII of the Constitution of the State of Ohio.

In order to expand to all electors the choice to vote by absentee ballot in all elections, this amendment would:

Provide that any person qualified to vote in an election is entitled during the thirty-five days prior to the election to receive and to cast a ballot by mail or in person at the county board of elections or additional location designated by the board. No reason for casting such a ballot shall be required. When a ballot is mailed to an elector, the county board of elections shall also provide a pre-addressed, postage pre-paid envelope for returning the ballot to that county board of elections.

An elector to whom a ballot has been mailed, but which has not been received by the issuing county board of elections prior to the election, may cast a provisional ballot on election day. If the elector's first ballot is received by the tenth day following the election, the provisional ballot shall not be counted. A ballot which is received by the issuing board by mail no later than the tenth day following the election shall be treated as timely cast if it contains a postmark not later than the day of the election.

IF PASSED THIS AMENDMENT WILL BE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

SHALL THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT BE ADOPTED?

Yes

No

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Secretary Blackwell urged Ohio voters to review all state and local ballot issues before going to the polls. "Voter preparedness is vital to a smooth and successful Election Day," Blackwell said. "I encourage Ohioans to carefully review in advance the state and local ballot issues they will decide on November 8." "With five complex constitutional amendments, as well as local issues and candidates for municipal, township, and school board positions on the ballot, voters will find a lot of information to sort through," Blackwell added. "Entering the voting booth fully informed will reduce delays and ensure the best possible voting experience."
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