The Legal Fund- to change the petition process

I’m on my way to the Board of Elections to pick up the documentation about which of you had your signatures thrown out by the graphologists they employ.

We’re working on a legal solution- using the provisions of the petitioning process that are in the Ohio Constitution to allow for a ten-day amended petition window- so that people who have their signature declared invalid can have their voices heard.

The money raised- will all go to the legal battle- not to my campaign.

I am using the tools I have available to get this started quickly- since the clock is ticking.

Please help end the tyranny of the partisan, political-party-appointed Board of Elections over our city primaries.

It’s been 18 years since we’ve had a primary- and we’ve had more petitions rejected than accepted.

The donation widget in the sidebar at right is the best way to donate right now.

or use this link: http://electesrati.com/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/contribute/transact&reset=1&id=5&widgetID=1

I apologize for membership sign-up requirement- I’m working on eliminating it asap.

Thank you.

The Ohio supreme court shall have original, exclusive jurisdiction over all challenges made to petitions and signatures upon such petitions under this section. Any challenge to a petition or signature on a petition shall be filed not later than ninety-five days before the day of the election. The court shall hear and rule on any challenges made to petitions and signatures not later than eighty-five days before the election. If no ruling determining the petition or signatures to be insufficient is issued at least eighty-five days before the election, the petition and signatures upon such petitions shall be presumed to be in all respects sufficient.

If the petitions or signatures are determined to be insufficient, ten additional days shall be allowed for the filing of additional signatures to such petition. If additional signatures are filed, the secretary of state shall determine the sufficiency of those additional signatures not later than sixty-five days before the election. Any challenge to the additional signatures shall be filed not later than fifty-five days before the day of the election. The court shall hear and rule on any challenges made to the additional signatures not later than forty-five days before the election. If no ruling determining the additional signatures to be insufficient is issued at least forty-five days before the election, the petition and signatures shall be presumed to be in all respects sufficient.

http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/constitution.cfm?Part=2&Section=01g

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