BOE Declines To Place Campaign Finance, Arena Finance Issues On May Ballot

Feb 4, 2014

The Franklin County Board of Elections has rejected an attempt by a local group to get voters in May to stop the city of Columbus from making its payments on Nationwide Arena.

The issue from a group called the Columbus Coalition for Responsive Government would have forced the city to end the payments in 2016. The board says petitions for the issue contained misleading language. The board also rejected the group's effort to ask voters in May to use casino tax revenue to fund  city council and mayoral races. The board says that petition also contained misleading language.