Information About State Issue One

The following information is provided as a service to educate and inform Ohio voters about State Issue 1, which will be on the statewide ballot this Nov. 8.

Ballot Language for Issue 1

Explanation of Issue 1

Argument For Issue 1

Argument Against Issue 1
(The official argument against Issue 1 contains the following factual error: "The Supreme Court of Ohio has adopted a policy that allows retired judges to serve until age 80." The specific problems with this statement are outlined in a letter to the argument's authors. View the letter.)

Full Text of the Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Issue 1 in the News

State voters get say on judges' retirement age – Toledo Blade (Nov. 6)

County judges, prosecutors' group differ on State Issue 1 – Findlay Courier (Nov. 5)

Judges' retirement age should be raisedMarion Star Letter to Editor(Nov. 5)

Why make capable judges retire at 70? – Cincinnati Enquirer Guest Column(Nov. 4)

No’ votes recommended on states issuesChillicothe Gazette Editorial(Nov. 4)

Issue 1 brings Ohio Constitution into 21st centuryLima News Editorial (Nov. 3)

When is too old to be a judge? – Canton Repository (Oct. 31)

Should Ohioans raise judges' retirement age? YesColumbus Dispatch C.J. O'Connor Column(Oct. 31)

Voters are jury on retirement age for judgesColumbus Dispatch (Oct. 31)

Age limit for judges should be increased - Chillicothe Gazette Letter to the Editor (Oct. 28)

Issue 1 would raise age limit for judges to 75 – Youngstown Vindicator (Oct. 28)

Vote no on Ohio Issue 1 There's no compelling need for this constitutional amendment – Youngstown Vindicator Editorial(Oct. 28)

Keep Ohio's current age limit for judges - Clevaland Plain Dealer (Oct. 22)

Yes on Issue 1 - Ohio.com (Oct. 22)

Issue 1 would extend age limit for judges - Dayton Daily News (Oct. 22)

Yes on Issue 1 - Toledo Blade Editorial (Oct. 17)

Judges' ages focus of Issue 1 - Hamilton Journal-News (Oct. 17)

Yes to state Issue 1 - Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial (Oct. 15)

State Issue 1 - Columbus Dispatch Editorial (Oct. 13)

Issue 1: Raising judges' mandatory retirement age from 70 to 75 - Cleveland Jewish News (Oct. 13)

Amendment could add years to judges' service - Mansfield News Journal (Oct. 9)

As voting starts, our early thoughts on issues - Cincinnati Enquirer Editorial (Oct. 9)

Ohio Issue 1: Amendment could add years to judges' service - Zanesville Times Recorder (Oct. 9)

Issue One Spurs Debate Over judges Ages - ONN (Oct. 6)

Ohio judges would get longer life from Issue 1 - Cincinnati Enquirer (Sept. 26)

Age cap for Ohio judges is anti-democratic - thecourier.com

Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor video statement in support of Issue 1

OSBA President Carol Seubert Marx's statement in support of Issue 1

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