Ohio Puts Repeal Of Kasich’s Anti-Union Senate Bill 5 On The November Ballot

The five-member Ohio Ballot Board voted unanimously to present voters with a clear “yes” or “no” choice on Gov. John Kasich’s (R) wildly unpopular anti-union bill he signed into law in March. Supporters of the law tried to “turn the voter referendum on its head” by submitting ballot language in which a “yes” vote would actually register rejection of the law — a move that would be “unprecedented” in Ohio’s history. But the We Are Ohio coalition — which collected over 1.3 million signatures to repeal the law — prevailed. When voters go to the polls on Nov. 8 to vote on “Issue 2”, the language will reflect the simple rule, “If you approve of the law, vote ‘yes.’ If you do not approve of the law, vote ‘no.’”