Here's how Ohio Issue 1 will appear on Aug. 8 special election ballot

It is vital that all gun owners in Ohio VOTE YES on Issue 1 in the Aug. 8 special election.

A YES vote on Issue 1 protects our Constitution and Second Amendment rights from deep-pocketed, out-of-state interests. By passing Issue 1, the People of all 88 counties will ensure constitutional changes are widely accepted and declare that Ohio’s Constitution is not for sale to gun grabbers like Mike Bloomberg and his paid minions.

Currently, special interests target Ohio, seeking to inject their own personal views and objectives into our state’s most sacred document. Why? Because Ohio is one of the few states that allow these interests to directly enshrine their preferences and motives into the Constitution at the same threshold as everyday laws.

Common sense tells us that this should not be the case. Instead, our constitutional rights should be broadly supported and shielded from well-financed special interests.

You should familiarize yourself with the ballot language before you cast your vote. Here's how Issue 1 will appear on the Aug. 8 special election ballot.

Issue 1

Proposed Constitutional Amendment


Proposed by Joint Resolution of the General Assembly

To amend Sections 1b, 1e, and 1g of Article II and Sections 1 and 3 of Article XVI of the Constitution of the State of Ohio

A majority yes vote is necessary for the amendment to pass.

The proposed amendment would:

  • Require that any proposed amendment to the Constitution of the State of Ohio receive the approval of at least 60 percent of eligible voters voting on the proposed amendment.
  • Require that any initiative petition filed on or after January I, 2024 with the Secretary of State proposing to amend the Constitution of the State of Ohio be signed by at least five percent of the electors of each county based on the total vote in the county for governor in the last preceding election.
  • Specify that additional signatures may not be added to an initiative petition proposing to amend the Constitution of the State of Ohio that is filed with the Secretary of State on or after January I, 2024 proposing to amend the Constitution of the State of Ohio.

If passed, the amendment will be effective immediately.


Buckeye Firearms Association urges every gun owner in the state to VOTE YES ON ISSUE 1 to protect our constitution and our Second Amendment rights. Early and absentee voting begins July 11.

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