Ballot Access

As state lawmakers talk about changing the process by which groups with economic interests in changing the Ohio constitution can bring amendments to voters, one of those groups is planning another amendment that hits back at those legislators. 


State Auditor David Yost says he wants to make it harder to amend Ohio's constitution through ballot initiatives that provide economic benefits to few individuals or create monopolies.   

A federal judge says ballot access limits imposed last year on minor parties in Ohio do not violate the U.S. Constitution.

Judge Upholds Keeping Two Libertarian Candidates Off The Ballot

Mar 21, 2014
Libertarian Party of Ohio


A federal judge has sided with Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted's decision to throw two Libertarian candidates off the ballot.

Hearings On Whether Libertarians Stay On Ballot

Mar 5, 2014

Libertarian candidates filed to run for the five statewide executive offices this year – but two had enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. And protests have been filed against both of them that could get them tossed off the ballot entirely. 

A judge has ruled against a law that makes it harder for minor party candidates to get on the ballot.

The American Civil Liberties Union says it is joining third parties in Ohio in opposing a bill that sets new hurdles to ballot access.