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MEDIA ADVISORY
Monday, March 3, 2014

REMINDER: Secretary of State Husted Announces Process for Hearing Statewide Candidate Protests

COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted has announced the process for hearing three protests filed against two candidates for statewide office in the May 2014 Primary Election. The outcomes of these protest proceedings will determine whether or not the candidates can remain on the ballot.

Secretary Husted has scheduled the public hearings for 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The hearing will take place at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) hearing room 11-B, located at 180 East Broad Street, 11th floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Capital University law professor and former Federal Elections Commission member Brad Smith will serve as the hearing officer. Mr. Smith will be responsible for compiling a report with recommendations for Secretary Husted concerning the protests filed.

Candidate protests are governed by Ohio Revised Code 3501.39 and 3513.05.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
What:              Public Hearing on Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Protest
When:             9:00 a.m.
Where:           PUCO Hearing Room 11-B

What:              Public Hearing on Libertarian Attorney General Candidate Protest
When:             1:00 p.m., or a half hour after the 9:00 a.m. hearing, whichever is later
Where:           PUCO Hearing Room 11-B

Additional Information
Protest Challenging Earl-Clark (1)
Protest Challenging Earl-Clark (2)
Protest Challenging Linnabary

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For more information, please contact Matt McClellan at 614-995-2168.

 

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