Vote Your Conscience!
ELECTION DAY, November 4, 2014 is one week away! Please carefully consider who will get your vote.
Your vote makes a difference, so vote your conscience. In alphabetical order by political party, these candidates for Ohio governor have made the following statements in Ohio media concerning cannabis. Who represents your best interest? Then, vote for them!
- Democratic Party, Ed Fitzgerald: "There are people that are suffering from conditions that medical marijuana can alleviate ... it would show a real lack of compassion if we would continue to deny them that access." Cincinnati Enquirer.
- Green Party, Anita Rios: "... supports the legalization of marijuana for medical, recreational, and industrial purposes." Toledo Blade.
- Republican Party, John Kasich: "We’re not passing any marijuana law." Columbus Dispatch.
You can cast your ballot at your local polling place on Tuesday, November 4th, or you can vote on any weekday and on the two Saturdays before Election Day by visiting a nearby early voting location. These are often county Boards of Election. Please visit these links for more information.
- To find your Early Voting Location, often your county Board of Elections.
- To find the days and times when you can vote early before Election Day.
- To find your local polling place where you can vote on Election Day.
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Collect signatures on Election Day!
The Ohio Rights Group is asking volunteers to collect signatures for the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment at their county's early voting location and at their polling place on Election Day, November 4th. The signatures gathered at such locations are of high value since all potential signers will be both registered voters and residents of that county. Please follow these quick, easy steps:
- Sign-up as an Ohio Rights Group Volunteer. Your name will be sent to a county manager and will also be added to our mailing list to receive news and updates.
- Register to collect signatures for the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment and download a petition. You must register again to collect signatures and download petitions. You can download as many petitions as you want, but they must be downloaded one at a time.
- Read the Petition Instructions very carefully. Make sure that you are qualified to collect signatures, that you fully understand the procedures and that you properly fill out all paperwork, including the circulator statement.
- Understand the rules for collecting signatures at polling locations. Please stay outside of "neutral zone," which is defined as within 100 feet of the entrance to a polling location and is marked by two small United States flags.
- Find your early voting location, which is often your local Board of Elections. Make sure you know the dates and times the location will be open. You can collect signatures during any time when the early voting location is open. Note that the rules for early voting locations are the same as those for polling locations.
- Find your local polling location where you can vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4th. Polls will be open 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. You can both vote and collect signatures during this time.
- Make sure you that have plenty of supplies: petitions, clipboards and pens. Dress warmly and comfortably. And please remember that you are representing the Ohio Rights Group and the cannabis issue. Be kind, considerate and make us proud!
- Have fun! Collecting signatures can be both rewarding and fun. You'll meet new people and get the message out, while moving the Amendment closer to the ballot.
- Contact the Ohio Rights Group if you have any questions or concerns at email@example.com or 614-300-0529.
Download and Circulate Your Own Petition
Do you want to collect signatures for the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment, but don't know where to get a petition? Simply Click Here, and carefully follow the instructions!
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Thirty Ohio Counties Have Their Minimum Signatures
Petition counts confirm that thirty Ohio counties have met their 5% signature minimums as part of the 44-county requirement for placing the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment on the ballot.
The procedures for ballot placement of a constitutional amendment mandate that signat
ures are to be obtained from at least 44 of Ohio's 88 counties, and that the signatures in each of these 44 counties must equal at least 5 percent of the total vote cast for the office of governor in that county at the last gubernatorial election, which in the OCRA's case was 2010.
The map shows the minimum signatures needed in each Ohio county. County-based signature gathering for the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment is led by County Captains. If you are interested in gathering signatures or leading a county, please visit our Volunteer page, select your county, fill out the form and hit submit. Someone will be in touch. Keep up the great work, Ohio!
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