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McClain Gives Option to Ohioans with Vote

May 11, 2023
Riordan T. McClain News

State Representative Riordan McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) has voted in favor of an Ohio General Assembly joint resolution to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot, which would increase the percentage of statewide votes required to make any future Ohio constitutional changes. 

Senate Joint Resolution 2 calls for an August 8 statewide election to decide if the following measures should be adopted to protect our constitution from policy change efforts:

Increase the passage threshold from 50% plus one vote to 60% of statewide voters for constitutional amendments
Include all 88 counties for petition signatures.
Eliminate signature cure “do-over” period.
McClain said the following regarding SJR2: 

“This important decision deserves Ohioans' vote. I have supported the constitution protection amendment my entire tenure in the legislature. I supported putting it on the ballot five years ago, last November, this May and now I again support giving Ohio voters the choice at the ballot in August. Our state constitution is a founding document, not a place where policy battles are fought. The Ohio Constitution has been amended a startling 172 times, in comparison the U.S. Constitution has been amended only 27 times in 234 years. I urge all Ohioans to make plans to vote in this August 8 special election.”