Voting Has Begun in Ohio in the Only Election This Fall to Decide Abortion Rights
Early voting started Oct. 11, 2023
In-person voting for a November ballot measure over abortion rights began Wednesday in Ohio, the latest state where voters will decide the issue after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a nationwide right to the procedure last year.
Ohio is the only state to put an abortion rights question before voters this fall, making it a testing ground for messaging ahead of the 2024 elections when it is expected to be on the ballot in more states and a major factor in races up and down the ballot.
Election officials throughout the state are generally predicting heavier-than-normal turnout for an off-year vote because of the high-profile campaigning over Issue 1, a constitutional amendment that seeks to enshrine abortion rights.
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