Of the 660,190 signatures submitted by Opportunity Ohio, only a meager 276,082  (42%) were verified as valid by the Sec of State.

On July 20th, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted certified that ResponsibleOhio has failed to meet the necessary requirements to place their proposed constitutional amendment, titled “Marijuana Legalization Amendment,” before voters on the November 2015 General Election Ballot.

Petitioners were required to submit at least 305,591 valid signatures, a number equal to 10 percent of the total votes cast for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election, 2014. Having submitted only 276,082 valid signatures statewide, ResponsibleOhio has failed to meet this requirement.

As part of the total number of signatures needed to place the measure on the ballot, petitioners are also required to have submitted signatures from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties, and within each of those counties, collected enough signatures equal to five percent of the total vote cast for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election, 2014. The petitioners met this requirement, having collected enough signatures to meet the five percent threshold in 73 counties.

Having failed to meet all of the constitutional requirements to place the issue on the ballot, petitioners will be given 10 additional days to make up the difference. Additional signatures must be submitted to the Secretary of State’s office no later than July 30, 2015.

 

Below is the signature counts submitted for each county.


 

 

COUNTY SUBMITTED VALID VALIDITY
Adams 817 463 56.7%
Allen 6,750 2,503 37.1%
Ashland 1,474 968 65.7%
Ashtabula 3,357 1,687 50.3%
Athens 1,908 967 50.7%
Auglaize 686 519 75.7%
Belmont 756 479 63.4%
Brown 1,913 943 49.3%
Butler 13,199 5,473 41.5%
Carroll 935 540 57.8%
Champaign 1,489 950 63.8%
Clark 8,756 4,435 50.7%
Clermont 7,064 3,025 42.8%
Clinton 1,668 701 42.0%
Columbiana 326 176 54.0%
Coshocton 934 711 76.1%
Crawford 2,184 875 40.1%
Cuyahoga 105,253 43,023 40.9%
Darke 1,999 1,017 50.9%
Defiance 1,688 723 42.8%
Delaware 3,592 2,027 56.4%
Erie 4,148 2,030 48.9%
Fairfield 5,440 2,601 47.8%
Fayette 1,260 635 50.4%
Franklin 106,354 42,773 40.2%
Fulton 1,264 597 47.2%
Gallia 547 404 73.9%
Geauga 1,208 848 70.2%
Greene 6,540 3,048 46.6%
Guernsey 1,425 956 67.1%
Hamilton 100,354 34,000 33.9%
Hancock 2,861 1,089 38.1%
Hardin 1,247 750 60.1%
Harrison 518 309 59.7%
Henry 992 570 57.5%
Highland 1,286 623 48.4%
Hocking 1,182 713 60.3%
Holmes 732 384 52.5%
Huron 1,809 895 49.5%
Jackson 870 517 59.4%
Jefferson 156 101 64.7%
Knox 2,195 1,137 51.8%
Lake 7,467 3,970 53.2%
Lawrence 58 25 43.1%
Licking 6,643 3,389 51.0%
Logan 1,758 986 56.1%
Lorain 10,504 4,736 45.1%
Lucas 78,317 27,082 34.6%
Madison 2,221 945 42.5%
Mahoning 11,851 5,290 44.6%
Marion 2,296 1,282 55.8%
Medina 2,542 1,340 52.7%
Meigs 738 423 57.3%
Mercer 192 96 50.0%
Miami 3,809 2,208 58.0%
Monroe 41 33 80.5%
Montgomery 24,181 10,513 43.5%
Morgan 543 294 54.1%
Morrow 1,021 674 66.0%
Muskingum 4,252 1,849 43.5%
Noble 332 240 72.3%
Ottawa 1,543 837 54.2%
Paulding 635 320 50.4%
Perry 1,384 705 50.9%
Pickaway 1,989 933 46.9%
Pike 1,019 452 44.4%
Portage 5,050 2,462 48.8%
Preble 1,214 678 55.8%
Putnam 775 304 39.2%
Richland 4,636 2,385 51.4%
Ross 3,121 1,318 42.2%
Sandusky 2,247 1,219 54.3%
Scioto 2,534 998 39.4%
Seneca 2,151 902 41.9%
Shelby 1,816 992 54.6%
Stark 15,942 7,435 46.6%
Summit 25,347 10,578 41.7%
Trumbull 6,654 3,054 45.9%
Tuscarawas 1,207 685 56.8%
Union 1,721 1,041 60.5%
Van Wert 965 472 48.9%
Vinton 426 265 62.2%
Warren 1,787 945 52.9%
Washington 194 94 48.5%
Wayne 1,807 1,011 55.9%
Williams 1,300 679 52.2%
Wood 4,263 2,351 55.1%
Wyandot 561 407 72.5%
Grand Total 660,190 276,082 41.8%