Columbus citizen group seeks overhaul of city election process

Local citizen group Everyday People for Positive Change has collected enough signatures to put a proposed charter amendment on the May 2018 ballot. The initiative seeks to create a ward-based city council election process and, additionally, limit campaign contributions to city candidates. A similar petition was brought by the group in 2016 and was handily defeated in the special election. Despite reorganizing and addressing some of the initial concerns of its petition, the group may face additional challenges related to the city’s “single subject requirement.” City attorney Zack Klein will deliberate the petition, and city council will ultimately decide if the proposal is allowed on the ballot. 

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