When voting today, Logan Countians will see the following question on their ballot.

"Are you in favor of providing constitutional rights to victims of crime, including the right to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect, and the right to be informed and to have a voice in the judicial process?"

The question refers to a version of Marsy's Law, a constitutional amendment to provide "an equivalent level of legal protection" for victims "as those who are accused and convicted."

It's been the subject of controversy and lawsuits. And as it stands right now, if the measure passes, it still may not wind up becoming law because a judge ruled last month that the ballot question was too vague and that votes cast for it cannot be certified by state election officials.

But the question will be on the ballot and the votes will be counted in case the judge's ruling is overturned on appeal.

The full law as it's been written is:

To secure for victims of criminal acts or public offenses justice and due process and to ensure crime victims a meaningful role throughout the criminal and juvenile justice systems, a victim, as defined by law which takes effect upon the enactment of this section and which may be expanded by the General Assembly, shall have the following rights, which shall be respected and protected by law in a manner no less vigorous than the protections afforded to the accused in the criminal and juvenile justice systems:

• Victims shall have the reasonable right, upon request, to timely notice of all proceedings and to be heard in any proceeding involving a release, plea, sentencing, or other matter involving the right of a victim other than grand jury proceedings.

• The right to be present at the trial and all other proceedings, other than grand jury proceedings, on the same basis as the accused.

• The right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay.

• The right to consult with the attorney for the commonwealth or the attorney's designee.

• The right to reasonable protection from the accused and those acting on behalf of the accused throughout the criminal and juvenile justice process.

• The right to timely notice, upon request, of release or escape of the accused.

• The right to have the safety of the victim and the victim's family considered in setting bail, determining whether to release the defendant, and setting conditions of release after arrest and conviction.

• The right to full restitution to be paid by the convicted or adjudicated party in a manner to be determined by the court, except that in the case of a juvenile offender the court shall determine the amount and manner of paying the restitution taking into consideration the best interests of the juvenile offender and the victim.

• The right to fairness and due consideration of the crime victim's safety, dignity, and privacy.

• The right to be informed of these enumerated rights, and standing to assert these rights.

• The victim, the victim's attorney or other lawful representative, or the attorney for the Commonwealth upon request of the victim may seek enforcement of the rights enumerated in this section and any other right afforded to the victim by law in any trial or appellate court with jurisdiction over the case. The court shall act promptly on such a request and afford a remedy for the violation of any right.

• Nothing in this section shall afford the victim party status, or be construed as altering the presumption of innocence in the criminal justice system.