The Ohio Ballot Board has certified the Humane Society of the United States to circulate petitions in an effort to place an initiative on the state ballot this fall related to livestock housing and slaughter, according to Meatingplace.

The board's certification must be approved by the attorney general and then sent back to the secretary of state.

That step has not yet happened, but a spokesman for the Ohio Attorney General says that this is generally considered a formality and it's anticipated that will be done in the days ahead, Meatingplace reports. In the meantime, petitioners can begin the process of collecting the necessary signatures.

HSUS needs a total of 660,000 signatures to place the measure on the ballot for the November election.

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Source: Meatingplace