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CHAD THOMPSON; WILLIAM T. SCHMITT; DON KEENEY,
Plaintiffs-Appellants,
v.
RICHARD MICHAEL DEWINE, in his official capacity as the Governor of Ohio; STEPHANIE B. MCCLOUD, in her official capacity as Director of Ohio Department of Health; FRANK LAROSE, in his official capacity as Ohio Secretary of State,
Defendants-Appellees.
   No. 21-3514
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Southern District of Ohio at Columbus.
No. 2:20-cv-02129—Edmund A. Sargus, Jr., District Judge.
Decided and Filed: August 6, 2021
Before: SUTTON, Chief Judge; McKEAGUE, and NALBANDIAN, Circuit Judges.


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AMENDED OPINION
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PER CURIAM. This is the third time we have seen this case. Plaintiffs are three Ohioans who, during the 2020 election, tried to get initiatives to decriminalize marijuana on local ballots. To do so, they had to comply with Ohio’s ballot-access laws. Those laws impose various requirements on an initiative’s proponents, including submitting a petition with a minimum number of ink signatures witnessed by the petition’s circulator.

Plaintiffs say the laws, as applied during the COVID-19 pandemic, made it too difficult for them to get any of their initiatives on 2020 ballots. So they sued for declaratory and injunctive relief. But plaintiffs tied their requests for relief exclusively to the November 2020 election. That election has come and gone—and with it the prospect that plaintiffs can get any of the relief they asked for. This case is thus moot. We VACATE the district court’s order dismissing plaintiffs’ complaint and REMAND with instructions to dismiss the case as moot.