Not that there was much doubt
after more than a million signatures were collected to force a referendum on Ohio's anti-worker SB 5, but it's official. SB 5 will be on the Ohio ballot in November
Secretary of State Jon Husted today certified that petitioners seeking a referendum on Senate Bill 5 have collected 915,456 valid signatures, meeting the necessary requirements to place the issue on the 2011 November ballot. Petitioners needed 231,147 signatures or six percent of the total vote cast for Governor in 2010.
As part of the total number of signatures needed to place the measure on the ballot, petitioners also needed to collect signatures from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties, and within each of those counties, to collect enough signatures equal to three percent of the total vote cast for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election, 2010. Senate Bill 5 petitioners met this requirement in all 88 counties.
According to a new Quinnipiac poll, the prospects are good for overturning the reprehensible bill: repeal leads 56 percent to 32 percent overall, including by 52 percent to 33 percent among independents.