Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine this week rejected a petition seeking to amend the Ohio Constitution by adding “The Ohio Clean Energy Initiative” because the petitioners did not submit the minimum valid signatures required.
Ohio Revised Code 3519.01(A) states that a proposed initiated constitutional amendment must contain at least 1,000 signatures of qualified voters. The submission, received on May 9, contained only 836 valid signatures from 22 part-petitions.
“The Attorney General’s Office has not made any determination concerning the summary language of the submission,” DeWine said. “This rejection is based upon the failure to obtain at least one thousand valid signatures.”