Libertarian Party

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.

A federal district judge has delivered a legal victory to Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and a voter sued by Libertarians for their roles in disqualifying the party's gubernatorial candidate from the fall 2014 ballot. 


A judge has declared the evidence-gathering phase closed in the Libertarian Party of Ohio's protracted lawsuit over disqualification of two of its statewide candidates in 2014. 

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.

The Ohio Elections Commission has dismissed a complaint by a would-be Libertarian gubernatorial candidate alleging Governor John Kasich's re-election campaign played a role in getting him bumped from the ballot.

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

Minor Parties Struggle To Make Ballot, Raise Cash

Oct 27, 2014

The Green and Libertarian parties are fielding gubernatorial candidates this year.

Libertarian Party of Ohio

A federal judge has denied two disqualified Libertarian candidates access to Ohio's fall ballot.

Casey Says Challenging Earl's Petitions Was His Idea

Sep 30, 2014

The Republican operative whose petition challenge resulted in Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Charlie Earl being disqualified from the November ballot says he received help from Governor John Kasich's re-election campaign, but came up with the idea on his own.

A federal district judge has denied two disqualified Libertarian candidates immediate access to the November ballot.

A federal judge has agreed to quickly hear a complaint brought by Ohio Libertarians tossed from the fall ballot. 

WCBE Files

Ohio Libertarians disqualified from the November ballot have updated their lawsuit with what they say are Republicans' connections in the case.

Third Parties Noticing FitzGerald's Problems

Aug 26, 2014

The campaign troubles of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald have gotten the attention of undecided voters and third party officials and supporters.

Ohio Public Radio

The Libertarian Party is holding it's national convention in Columbus this week.

Libertarians To Meet In Columbus This Week

Jun 24, 2014

As Republicans and Democrats vie to attract their 2016 national political conventions to Ohio, a third party's convention will be held in Columbus from Thursday through Sunday.

SUPCUS Declines To Hear Libertarian Appeal

May 6, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by the Libertarian Party of Ohio trying to get  gubernatorial candidate  Charlie Earl on today's ballot.

Ohio Libertarians continue to fight for ballot access for their gubernatorial candidate after another legal defeat at the U.S. Supreme Court. 

The Libertarian Party of Ohio has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court after a lower court denied its attempt to get a gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday's primary ballot.

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.