New Ohio bill would add more regulation to petition circulation

Wed, Nov 18 2009 — Source: The News Leader

Groups that collect signatures on petitions for ballot issues would be required to register with the state and face suspension for improper activities, under legislation being introduced at the Statehouse. Rep. Jennifer Garrison (D-Marietta) and candidate for Secretary of State, said the law change was needed to cut down on the number of ballot issues and misconduct among petition circulators, many of whom are paid for each signature they collect.

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