Local ballot issues often clear as mud

Local ballot issues often clear as mud

There are 8 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Aug 15, 2010, titled Local ballot issues often clear as mud. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

Words matter - and when it comes to the wording of statewide ballot measures, the five members of the Ohio Ballot Board can be the nit-pickiest of editors.

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Columbus, OH

#1 Aug 15, 2010

Since: Jun 10

Columbus, OH

#2 Aug 15, 2010
Slow down there Liddleguy. That makes sense and is above board. You know we cannot do that here in Columbus.
Resident of many years

Bellefontaine, OH

#3 Aug 15, 2010
Nothing should be voted on without an open meeting. Why change. So we can start raising all city employees salaries so they can bankrupt us like town where the taxpayers threw the bums out for paying the Mayor hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Open meetings are just fine.

Westerville, OH

#4 Aug 15, 2010
The Republican approach seems to be clear, concise, simple, and to the point. The democrats approch seems to be driven by the intent to leave loopholes, allow plenty of wiggle room, and driven by the intent to make things as ambiguous as possible with the notion that that gives them more latitude to make excuses and change the rules mid-game later on if things aren't fitting their agenda. Pretty clear what's going on here.
Fed Up

Columbus, OH

#5 Aug 15, 2010
Yeah and on purpose! They word these things as such to get what THEY want and not clearly what the people want! They put proposed constitution ammendments on the ballot BEFORE they even write the law then change it's intended purpose later.

Canal Winchester, OH

#6 Aug 15, 2010
Elected officials and issue proponents tend to play games on ballot wording when they don't feel they have a viable issue.
If their issue was strong and useful, they wouldn't need to play games.
If you don't understand an issue, don't vote (twisting the wording can make a "no" a "yes".
Wait what

Grove City, OH

#7 Aug 15, 2010
Really wrote:
The Republican approach seems to be clear, concise, simple, and to the point.
That's only because the Republicans are in the minority and are challenging the status quo.

They have pulled this stuff before in other parts of Ohio where they are the majority.

Incidentally, though I am probably a bit more of a liberal than a conservative, I always vote Republican for city council. The city needs the balance.

United States

#10 Aug 15, 2010
It doesn't matter what's voted on. COLEMAN throws any vote out he doesn't like. Look at last November. ooops - caught ya dirty handed MAYO.

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