Two constitutional amendments that will go before voters on Tuesday, Nov. 8 cover financial bail amounts and election voting.
Issue 1 says that when setting bail amounts, courts must consider public safety, a person's criminal record, the likelihood they'll show up for court and the seriousness of the crime.
The proposal would “Require Ohio courts, when setting the amount of bail, to consider public safety, including the seriousness of the offense, as well as a person's criminal record, the likelihood a person will return to court, and any other factor the Ohio General Assembly may prescribe. Remove the requirement that the procedures for establishing the amount and conditions of bail be determined by the Supreme Court of Ohio.”
Issue 2 proposes that only adult U.S. citizens who legally reside and are registered to vote in Ohio for at least 30 days can cast a ballot in future state and local elections.
The proposal would “Require that only a citizen of the United States, who is at least 18 years of age and who has been a legal resident and registered voter for at least 30 days, can vote at any state or local election held in this state. Prohibit local governments from allowing a person to vote in local elections if they are not legally qualified to vote in state elections.”
Before voting, please also consider reviewing the Ohio Society’s 2022 slate of CPA Preferred Candidates.