Ballot Access Bill

Ohio Legislature About to Recess, Still Doesn’t Pass Ballot Access Bill

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Richard Winger, BALLOT ACCESS NEWS, 6/4/10. COLUMBUS — The Ohio legislature is about to go on recess, probably for several months. The legislature still hasn’t passed any bill to replace the old, unconstitutional ballot access law. The decision striking down the old law was in September 2006, so it will have been almost four years that Ohio has been without a valid law.

Ballot access improvements are contained in HB 260 and SB 8, which are very lengthy bills that deal with many election law issues. Those bills are hundreds of pages long, and many people have worked very hard to write those bills, but the consensus is that no such bill will make any headway until after the November 2010 election. Read More