Ballot Access

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Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson will be on the statewide ballot.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he intends to let Libertarians sub in their party's presidential nominee, Gary Johnson,to get him on the fall ballot.

Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio)

The recent petition signature filing by Ohio Libertarians to get their party's presidential candidate on the statewide ballot raises questions about how it was done.

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Libertarians trying to get presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Ohio's ballot have submitted signatures for  Charlie Earl - a failed 2014 gubernatorial candidate.

Ohio's Libertarian Party is taking its challenge of the state's ballot access law to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge from Ohio Libertarians in a long-running dispute over the party's ballot access. 

A Franklin County Judge says the 2013 state law that imposed stronger criteria for minor political parties to reach and maintain ballot status is constitutional.  

The Libertarian Party of Ohio and other minor political parties are asking the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to reconsider a federal district judge's determination that Ohio's law imposing new ballot access limits on minor political parties did not violate the constitution.

A federal district judge has permanently blocked an Ohio law requiring petition circulators to be residents.

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.