Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, and communities all around Ohio will be having festivals, fairs, barbecues, parades, and many other public events that are perfect for collecting petition signatures.
We need your help so that people who want to sign a petition can find an event where we are collecting signatures. If you are organizing an effort at an event this weekend, please send an email with details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How many signatures do we need?
As a reminder, in order for our Fair Districts petition to qualify for the ballot, we need signatures equal to or greater than 10% of the total number of votes in the last gubernatorial election (305,591). Of that signature total, we need at least 44 counties to have signatures equal to or greater than 5% of each county’s total number of votes in the last gubernatorial election.
The latest numbers & counties to focus our efforts
The #1 most asked question we get is how many signatures do we have. A close second is what are my county’s numbers.
At this stage of the campaign, we are really focused on reaching that 44 county requirement, and, once we have done that, we can keep building toward the 305,591 total needed from anywhere in the state.
Based on petitions turned in and processed so far, 8 counties have exceeded the 5% threshold needed to file and another 41 counties are making very good progress toward the 5% mark.
Here is a list of counties nearing the 5% threshold needed to file. A good solid push over the next week or two could do it.
If your organization wants to take a road trip or go into new territory, please concentrate your petitioning efforts in these counties.
Turn in your petitions after Labor Day
We are asking all volunteers to turn in petitions with any number of signatures by September 10, after Labor Day, so that we can get another updated count.
Many thanks to all the wonderful volunteers working so hard to make Fair Districts a reality!