election law

Making election law as they go along

As someone who has filed to run for office a whole bunch of times, I can tell you there is chapter and verse on every possible way to keep a candidate off the ballot. We’ve even had people rejected for the type of paper they used for their petitions. So, when the Ohio House and Read More

Could Dayton have a legal problem with its petitions and process?

If there is one thing I’ve learned about the petition process over the years- it’s all in the interpretation of the rules, as decided by the Board of Elections and the Secretary of State. However, the Dayton City Charter makes its own provisions for the process, written in 1913 and amended multiple times. But, when Read More