Voters Reject Ohio Issue 1

By
Atish Baidya
Associated Press

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Updated Tue, Nov 6, 2012 10:42 pm

UPDATE 10:42 p.m.

For the fifth time in 100 years, Ohioans have rejected the chance to revisit Ohio's Constitution.

Such a forum would have allowed debate on issues such as redistricting, term limits, casino gambling and gay marriage. Instead, voters rejected Issue 1 in Tuesday's election by strong margins in every county.

Under state law, the question of calling a constitutional convention must be presented to voters every 20 years. Voters in an era of renewed interest in constitutional issues were thought to perhaps have more interest in a gathering to revise the founding document.

The state's governing document emerged from the state's first constitutional convention in Chillicothe in 1802. It was revisited at conventions in 1851 and 1912.

Four previous ballot issues calling for a convention were rejected.


UPDATE 10:24 p.m.

Issue 1 asks voters if they want to see a constitutional convention to rewrite or amend the state constituition.

The Ohio Constitution requires voters to decide every 20 years if they want to convene the constitutional convention.

Historically, voters have rejected convening a convention since 1932.

With results from 4,991 of 9,231 precincts reported to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office here are the latest numbers:

Yes - 31%
 
No - 69%

UPDATE 9:21 p.m.

Issue 1 asks voters if they want to see a constitutional convention to rewrite or amend the state constituition.

The Ohio Constitution requires voters to decide every 20 years if they want to convene the constitutional convention.

Historically, voters have rejected convening a convention since 1932.

With results from 2,124 of 9,231 precincts reported to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office here are the latest numbers:

Yes - 31%
 
No - 69%

UPDATE 8:51 p.m.

Issue 1 asks voters if they want to see a constitutional convention to rewrite or amend the state constituition.

The Ohio Constitution requires voters to decide every 20 years if they want to convene the constitutional convention.

Historically, voters have rejected convening a convention since 1932.

With results from 504 of 9,231 precincts reported to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office here are the latest numbers:

Yes - 32%
 
No - 68%

 

UPDATE 8:35 p.m.

Issue 1 asks voters if they want to see a constitutional convention to rewrite or amend the state constituition.

The Ohio Constitution requires voters to decide every 20 years if they want to convene the constitutional convention.

Historically, voters have rejected convening a convention since 1932.

With results from 226 of 9,231 precincts reported to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office here are the latest numbers:

Yes - 32%
 
No - 68%

 

Issue 1 asks voters if they want to see a constitutional convention to rewrite or amend the state constituition.

The Ohio Constitution requires voters to decide every 20 years if they want to convene the constitutional convention.

Historically, voters have rejected convening a convention since 1932.

With results from 15 of 9,231 precincts reported to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office here are the latest numbers:

Yes - 34%
 
No - 66%
 
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