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High court rejects 4-way split of voting ballot proposal

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Posted at 10:05 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 22:05:32-04

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a state panel's decision that split a proposal to change Ohio voting laws into four separate ballot issues.

In a decision Tuesday, the court ordered the state Ballot Board to reconvene and to merge the four issues back into the single one submitted by the group Ohioans for Secure and Fair Elections.

Justices declined to grant the group extra time to collect signatures, however, Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose, who chairs the ballot board, had argued the split was necessary under the single-subject rule.

The issue's backers said all provisions were related.