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2011 Press Releases

12/16/2011 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filings for November Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 6,663 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in November. These numbers are up slightly compared to November 2010, in which 6,400 new entities filed with the Secretary of State.

12/14/2011 Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners to Meet The Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners will meet on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the large conference room located on the 15th Floor of the Continental Plaza Building at 180 East Broad St., Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

12/12/2011 Secretary of State to Visit Central Ohio High School Secretary of State Jon Husted will travel to Westfall High School Wednesday to meet with students and discuss the importance of voting. This outreach effort is part of Grads Vote, a campaign designed to get younger Ohioans registered to vote and encourage them to participate.

12/12/2011 Secretary of State Husted to Visit The Reserves Network The Secretary will meet with The Reserves Network employees, tour the company’s Fairview Park facility and present a commendation to the company recognizing its impact on the local community and state.

12/9/2011 Secretary of State Husted Certifies HB 194 Referendum Petition Signatures Petitioners have met requirements to place issue on November 2012 ballot.

12/7/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces December Business Profiles The companies featured this month make and sell potential holiday gift items. Offering everything from toys to treats, this month’s featured businesses are sure to provide a variety of gift ideas for everyone on the shopping list.

12/2/2011 Protecting Your Business Against Identity Theft Guest column by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

11/29/2011 Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners to Meet The Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners will meet on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Large Conference Room located on the 15th Floor of the Continental Plaza Building at 180 East Broad St., Columbus, Ohio, 43215. 

11/22/2011 Secretary of State Husted Receives Additional Petitions for Referendum on House Bill 194 Earlier this afternoon, petitioners seeking a referendum on House Bill 194 filed roughly 166,000 additional signatures with Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office.

11/21/2011 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filings for October Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 6,449 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in October. These numbers are up slightly compared to October 2010, in which 6,145 new entities filed with the Secretary of State.

11/14/2011 Secretary of State Husted: Proposed Referendum on House Bill 194 Requires Additional Signatures Secretary of State Jon Husted today certified that petitioners seeking a referendum on House Bill 194 have collected 221,572 valid signatures statewide, falling to meet the necessary requirements to place the issue on the 2012 November ballot. Petitioners submitted 333,063 total signatures and needed 231,150 valid signatures, or six percent of the total vote cast for Governor in 2010.

11/4/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces November Ohio Business Profiles As part of an ongoing effort to recognize the impact of businesses in Ohio, Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that veteran-owned businesses will be featured as part of the Secretary of State’s Ohio Business Profile for November.

11/4/2011 Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Announces Grant for Military and Overseas Voting Systems Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that Ohio was one of the first seven recipients of an Electronic Absentee Systems for Elections (EASE) grant made available by the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP). The $1,856,000 grant will enable Ohio military and overseas voters to better utilize technology to streamline the absentee voting process, from registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot, marking the ballot electronically and processing the printed ballots that will be returned to local boards of elections.

10/21/2011 Secretary of State Husted Certifies Initial Referendum Petition Signatures for HB 319 Secretary of State Jon Husted today certified that “Ohioans for Fair Districts,” the group seeking a referendum on House Bill 319, has met the initial 1,000-signature requirement needed to begin circulating petitions for the November 2012 ballot.

10/17/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces Ballot Board Meeting Secretary of State Jon Husted has called a meeting of the Ohio Ballot Board for Friday, October 21, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. in the Finance Hearing Room of the Ohio Statehouse, located on the first floor of the Senate Building at 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

10/12/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces October Ohio Business Profiles This October we’re profiling Ohio businesses that produce or sell delicious snacks for us all to enjoy as we welcome the start of the fall season and throughout the year.

10/12/2011 Statement from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Today petitions seeking a referendum on House Bill 319 were dropped off, but will not be accepted by the Ohio Secretary of State’s office.

10/4/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces Grants for Polling Location Accessibility Improvements Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced the release of more than $100,000 in grants to county boards of elections to improve access for voters with disabilities through permanent improvements to polling locations. The funds were made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Help America Vote Act.

9/30/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces Most Populous Counties for New Congressional Districts To file as a candidate for Congress, individuals must collect signatures from registered voters living in the district they wish to represent. The information being released today will offer guidance for those individuals running for Congress in 2012 by providing information that will help to avoid confusion when collecting signatures to file as a candidate.

9/29/2011 Secretary of State Husted Receives Petitions for Referendum on House Bill 194 Earlier this afternoon, petitioners seeking a referendum on House Bill 194 filed more than 318,000 signatures with Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office. The Secretary of State’s office must now determine if petitioners have gathered the required number of valid signatures – 231,147 or six percent of the total vote cast for Governor in 2010.

9/22/2011 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Ballreich Brothers, Inc. Tomorrow The Secretary will meet with Ballreich employees, tour the company’s Tiffin facility and present a commendation to the company recognizing its impact on the local community and state.

9/16/2011 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filings for August Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 7,346 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in August. These numbers are down slightly compared to August 2010, in which 7,790 new entities filed with the Secretary of State.

9/15/2011 Secretary of State Husted to Speak to Deploying Ohio Army National Guard Soldiers Secretary of State Jon Husted will be speaking to soldiers of the 2-174th Air Defense Artillery Battalion in McConnelsville tomorrow, Thursday, September 15, 2011, to discuss the recently announced Military Ready-to-Vote (MRV) initiative.

9/13/2011 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Northeast Ohio High Schools Secretary of State Jon Husted will travel to Cuyahoga and Lorain County high schools Wednesday to meet with students and discuss the importance of voting. This outreach effort is part of Grads Vote, a campaign designed to get younger Ohioans registered vote and encourage them to participate.

9/12/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces September Ohio Business Profiles This September we’re profiling Ohio businesses that are an integral part of kids heading back school. From educational magazines to school bus equipment, chances are one of this month’s featured businesses touch your child’s life on a daily basis!

9/9/2011 Statement by Secretary of State Husted Regarding Today's Ohio Supreme Court Rulings The following may be attributed in whole, or in part, to Secretary of State Jon Husted regarding today’s rulings by the Ohio Supreme Court in Coble v. Lucas County Board of Elections and Mahoney v. Lucas County Board of Elections.

9/6/2011 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Annin Flagmakers Tomorrow The Secretary will meet with Annin employees, tour the company’s Coshocton facility and present a commendation to the company recognizing its impact on the local community and state.

9/2/2011 Secretary of State Husted Statement on Absentee Ballot Applications and Uniformity of Ohio Elections The following may be attributed in whole, or in part, to Secretary of State Jon Husted regarding the mailing of unsolicited absentee ballot request forms and maintaining uniformity in how elections are administered in Ohio.

8/30/2011 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Warren, Montgomery Counties as Part of Economic Development Tour Secretary of State Jon Husted will visit Warren and Montgomery Counties to meet with members of the Franklin/Springboro and Vandalia/Butler Chambers of Commerce on Tuesday, August 30, 2011.

8/28/2011 Secretary of State Husted Responds to Cuyahoga County Executive's Statements The following may be attributed in whole, or in part, to Secretary of State Jon Husted regarding today’s statements by Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald.

8/25/2011 Guest Column: With the Start of School, Everyone Can Make a Difference Guest column by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

8/23/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces New Military Vote Outreach Initiative Ohio National Guard Brigadier General Robert Clouse, State Representative Mike Dovilla and Ohio Department of Veterans Services Tom Moe join Secretary Husted for program launch.

8/23/2011 Secretary of State Husted to Announce New Military Vote Outreach Effort Today Secretary of State Jon Husted will hold a press conference later this morning, August 23, 2011, to announce a new initiative designed to make it easier for military personnel to vote. Secretary Husted will be joined by representatives from the Ohio National Guard, Department of Veterans Services and General Assembly.

8/22/2011 Statement by Secretary of State Husted Regarding Uniformity of Voter Outreach by Boards of Elections The following may be attributed in whole, or in part, to Secretary of State Jon Husted regarding today’s issuance of a directive establishing uniform statewide standards for boards of elections regarding unsolicited mailings. This directive is consistent with the position held by former Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner in her June 2009 decision regarding a tie vote in Franklin County.

8/18/2011 Secretary of State Husted to Announce New Military Outreach Effort Next Week Secretary of State Jon Husted will hold a press conference on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, to announce a new initiative designed to make it easier for military personnel to vote. Secretary Husted will be joined by representatives from the Ohio National Guard, Department of Veterans Services and General Assembly.

8/18/2011 Secretary of State Husted Certifies Referendum Petition Signatures Secretary of State Jon Husted today certified that “Fair Elections Ohio,” the group seeking a referendum on House Bill 194, has met the initial 1,000-signature requirement needed to begin circulating petitions for the November 2012 ballot.

8/16/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces New Business Filings for July Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 5,273 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in July. The numbers are up slightly from July of 2010, in which 4,824 new entities filed with the Secretary of State. So far in 2011 (January-July), the Secretary of State’s office has assisted with 49,716 new business filings. This is an increase from last year’s 41,891 new business filings during the same time period.

8/16/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces Ballot Board Meeting Secretary of State Jon Husted has called a meeting of the Ohio Ballot Board for Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. in the Finan Finance Hearing Room of the Ohio Statehouse, located on the first floor of the Senate Building at 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

8/15/2011 Secretary of State Husted Says Ohioans Can Now Draw Legislative Maps at ReshapeOhio.org Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that visitors to www.ReshapeOhio.org now have the ability to draw new state and congressional district boundaries using 2010 U.S. Census data and the web-based, map drawing program Maptitude.

8/9/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces Winner of Elect Your Sticker Nearly 60,000 votes cast overall in effort to select new “I Voted Today” sticker.

8/9/2011 Statement by Secretary of State Husted on Legal Argument Against Rothenberg v. Husted Lawsuit The following may be attributed in whole, or in part, to Secretary of State Jon Husted regarding today’s filing of a legal argument against the lawsuit, Rothenberg v. Husted, questioning the validity of petitions circulated by proponents of the recently certified health care amendment.

8/4/2011 Secretary of State Husted, Ballot Board Members Approve Ballot Language for Statewide Issues Secretary of State Jon Husted, along with members of the Ohio Ballot Board, yesterday approved ballot language for the three statewide issues appearing on the November ballot.

8/4/2011 Secretary of State Husted Unveils ReshapeOhio.org to Encourage Public Participation in Redrawing Legislative Lines At the first meeting of the state Apportionment Board, Secretary of State Jon Husted unveiled ReshapeOhio.org, a website sponsored by the Legislative Task Force on Redistricting, the Ohio Apportionment Board and the Ohio Secretary of State’s office that is designed to give Ohioans an opportunity to engage in the effort redraw state and congressional district boundaries.

7/28/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces Ballot Order for Statewide Issues The order of the issues was determined based upon the order in which each issue was filed with the Secretary of State’s office. The Ohio Revised Code gives the Secretary of State the authority to determine the order of statewide issues appearing on the ballot.

7/26/2011 Secretary of State Husted Certifies Signatures for Health Care Freedom Amendment Secretary of State Jon Husted today certified 426,998 signatures for a Constitutional Amendment related to the federal healthcare reform legislation, meeting the necessary requirements to place the amendment on the 2011 November ballot.

7/26/2011 Secretary of State Husted Welcomes Student-Elected Secretaries of State from Buckeye Boys and Girls State Secretary of State Jon Husted welcomed Octavious Singleton of Streetsboro, Ohio and Wei Sun of Mason, Ohio to his office today. They were both elected Secretary of State at Buckeye Boys and Girls State held earlier this summer.

7/25/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces Ohio Ballot Board Meeting Secretary of State Jon Husted has called a meeting of the Ohio Ballot Board for Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in the Finan Finance Hearing Room of the Ohio Statehouse, located on the first floor of the Senate Building at 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

7/21/2011 Secretary of State Husted Certifies Signatures for Referendum on Senate Bill 5 Secretary of State Jon Husted today certified that petitioners seeking a referendum on Senate Bill 5 have collected 915,456 valid signatures, meeting the necessary requirements to place the issue on the 2011 November ballot. Petitioners needed 231,147 signatures or six percent of the total vote cast for Governor in 2010.

7/18/2011 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filings for June Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 6,831 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in June.

7/14/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces July Ohio Business Profiles As part of an ongoing effort to recognize the impact of Ohio businesses, Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced the four companies being featured as part of the Secretary of State’s Ohio Business Profile for July.

7/13/2011 Secretary of State Husted Statement on Changes to Recently Passed Elections Reform Legislation The following may be attributed in whole, or in part, to Secretary of State Jon Husted regarding the Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee’s amendments to House Bill 224, a bill to help overseas military personnel more easily participate in Ohio elections, that repeals sections of the recently passed elections reform law, including a provision which would allow for online voter registration. The General Assembly is expected to vote on the amended bill later today.

7/6/2011 Secretary of State Husted Receives Petitions for Ohio Health Care Freedom Amendment Earlier today, petitioners seeking to place a constitutional amendment on the November ballot related to the federal healthcare reform legislation filed more than 546,000 signatures with Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office. The Secretary of State’s office must now determine if petitioners have gathered the required number of valid signatures – 385,245 or 10 percent of the total vote cast for Governor in 2010. This process must be completed no later than 105 days prior to the General Election, which is July 26, 2011.

7/5/2011 Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners to Meet The Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners will meet on Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m. in the Human Resources Training and Conference Room located on the Seventeenth Floor of the Continental Plaza Building at 180 East Broad St., Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

7/5/2011 Secretary of State Husted Refers Lawrence County Absentee Ballot Application Irregularities for Prosecution Secretary of State Jon Husted today referred an investigation into absentee ballot application irregularities in Lawrence County to the Ohio Attorney General and the Lawrence County Prosecutor for further review and possible prosecution.

7/1/2011 Secretary of State Husted Statement on Signing of Elections Reform Legislation The following may be attributed in whole, or in part, to Secretary of State Jon Husted regarding today’s signing of House Bill 194 by Governor John Kasich.

6/30/2011 Secretary of State Husted Receives Petitions For Referendum on Senate Bill 5 Earlier today, petitioners seeking a referendum on Senate Bill 5 filed more than 51,000 part petitions containing a purported 1.3 million signatures with Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office.

6/22/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces Bright "I.D.E.A." Award Recipients at Ohio Elections Officials Statewide Conference Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced Bright “I.D.E.A.” (Innovative Developments in Election Administration) Award Recipients at the third and final day of the 2011 Statewide Elections Officials Conference at the Columbus Renaissance Hotel.

6/17/2011 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filings for May Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 7,440 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in May. This number is up from May of 2010, in which 6,682 new entities filed with the Secretary of State. So far in 2011 (January, February, March, April and May), the Secretary of State’s office has assisted with 37,612 new business filings. This is also an increase from last year’s 34,632 new business filings during the same time period.

6/16/2011 Ohio HAVA State Planning Committee Notice of Meeting

6/15/2011 Secretary of State Husted to Host Ohio elections Officials at Annual Statewide Conference Secretary of State Jon Husted will welcome nearly 500 elections officials from around Ohio to Columbus next week for the 2011 Statewide Elections Officials Conference.

6/13/2011 Guest Column: Encouraging Ohio's Graduates to Get Involved It’s June and that means high school graduates are celebrating across Ohio. As these young men and women are busy preparing to take their next steps in life – going off to college, joining the military or becoming part of the workforce – there is one “to do” that I hope will be on each and every one of their lists: Registering to vote.

6/10/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces Ohio Business Profile Feature As the place where business begins in Ohio, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office has launched the “Ohio Business Profile” to raise awareness about Ohio companies that are creating interesting products, offering outstanding service, contributing to their local communities and employing Ohioans in the process.

6/3/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces Grant Recipients for Voter Education Programs for People With Disabilities Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced the release of $65,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Help America Vote Act, for programs designed to improve the accessibility to, and participation in, the election process for individuals with disabilities.

5/26/2011 Secretary of State Announces Program to Honor Veterans In an effort to recognize the service of Ohio’s brave veterans, Secretary of State Jon Husted today encouraged Ohioans to participate in the Secretary of State’s Vote in Honor of a Veteran program. The program gives Ohioans an opportunity to publicly share their appreciation for the service of military veterans while participating in our democratic system preserved by the sacrifice of these individuals.

5/23/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces Grant Opportunity for Permanent Polling Location Accessibility Improvements Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that Ohio has received funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Help America Vote Act, to ensure equal access to the voting process for voters with a full range of disabilities.

5/20/2011 Secretary of State Releases New Business Filings for April In the month of April, 7,737 new entities filed to do business in Ohio, according to data released today by Secretary of State Jon Husted. The numbers are up slightly from April of 2010, in which 7,258 new entities filed with the Secretary of State. So far in 2011 (January, February, March and April), the Secretary of State’s office has assisted with 30,172 new business filings. This is also an increase from last year’s 27,950 new business filings during the same time period.

5/6/2011 Secretary of State Unveils Statewide Initiatives to Encourage Younger Ohioans to Participate in the Elections Process Efforts coincide with the 40th anniversary of the passage of the 26th Amendment by Congress to give 18 year olds the right to vote. Ohio became the 37th state to ratify the amendment on June 30, 1971.

5/4/2011 Secretary of State to Hold News Conference Friday Secretary of State Jon Husted will hold a news conference at Whetstone High School Friday, May 6, 2011, to announce the launch of two initiatives designed to educate young Ohioans on the importance of voting.

5/3/2011 Secretary of State Husted to Testify on Elections Bills in House and Senate Secretary of State Jon Husted is scheduled to give testimony this week on elections bills in the House and Senate. He will be testifying before the House on Wednesday and the Senate on Thursday.

5/2/2011 Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners to Meet The Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners will meet on Thursday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. in the 15th floor conference room of the Continental Plaza, 180 E. Broad St. in Columbus.

4/15/2011 Secretary of State Certifies Referendum Petition Signatures Secretary of State Jon Husted today certified that We Are Ohio, the group seeking a state referendum on Senate Bill 5, has met the initial 1,000-signature requirement on each of the two petitions they filed to qualify for the November 2011 ballot.

4/13/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces Ohio City & Village Classifications Based on 2010 Census Data Secretary of State Jon Husted today released an official roster of cities and villages throughout the state following a review of the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau Report. In total, Ohio will have 247 cities and 691 villages.

4/12/2011 Secretary of State Husted Enlisting County Boards of Election to Purge Deceased Registrants From Voter Rolls In a continued effort to maintain an accurate voter database statewide, thus reducing  potential voter fraud, Secretary of State Jon Husted today provided county boards of elections a report comparing records of deceased Ohioans maintained by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) with the records of active voters.

4/6/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces Campaign Finance Webinar Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced his office will be offering a free campaign finance webinar presentation to local candidates on April 18, 2011. The webinar is being offered for the benefit of local candidate campaign committees to help ensure compliance with Ohio’s campaign finance use and disclosure laws

3/29/2011 Secretary of State Husted Announces Grant Opportunity for Voter Education Programs for People with Disabilities Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that Ohio has received funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Help America Vote Act, to provide grants for the development of programs designed to improve the accessibility to, and participation in, the election process for individuals with disabilities.

3/28/2011 Secretary of State Husted Appoints Former State Representative Sandra Stabile Harwood to the Trumbull County Board of Elections Secretary of State Jon Husted today appointed former State Representative Sandra Stabile Harwood to a vacant seat on the Trumbull County Board of Elections.

3/17/2011 Secretary of State Husted Congratulates Boards of Elections for Making Accuracy of the Statewide Voter Database a Priority Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that thanks to the hard work of Ohio’s 88 boards of elections, duplicate registrations in the statewide voter database are down from 327,427 in July of 2007 to 1,903 today out of more than 8 million registered voters in the system. 

2/28/2011 Secretary of State Jon Husted Calls for Elections Reform Legislation At a Statehouse press conference today, Secretary of State Jon Husted outlined his priorities for improving the overall administration of Ohio elections. With the 2012 Presidential Election on the horizon, Husted will work closely with legislative leaders and the Governor to see these changes passed into law and implemented as soon as possible.

2/24/2011 Secretary of State Announces Adjusted Campaign Contribution Limits Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today released the 2011 Adjusted Campaign Contribution Limits for the State of Ohio which take effect February 25, 2011.

2/4/2011 Secretary of State To Visit Special Election Counties Tuesday Secretary of State Jon Husted will travel to Summit, Lorain and Cuyahoga Counties next Tuesday, February 8th to observe special elections being held there.

2/2/2011 Secretary of State Husted Provides Guidance to County Boards of Elections for Extending Today's Filing Deadline due to Severe Weather In light of today’s filing deadline for candidates and issues to appear on the May primary and special election ballot, Secretary of State Jon Husted this week provided guidance to county boards of elections that may be closed due to severe weather. 

2/2/2011 Statement from Secretary of State Jon Husted regarding further appeal in Hunter v. Hamilton County Board of Elections Regarding his decision to break the tie vote of the Hamilton County Board of Elections in favor of further appeal in Hunter v. Hamilton County Board of Elections, all of the following may be attributed to Secretary of State Jon Husted.

1/31/2011 Secretary of State Husted welcomes Douglas Lumpkin to the Secretary of State's office as chief operating officer Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that the former director of the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services Douglas E. Lumpkin will be joining the Secretary of State’s office as chief operating officer.

1/25/2011 Secretary of State to Address Ohio Association of Election Officials Secretary of State Jon Husted will address the Ohio Association of Election Officials (OAEO) at the opening session of their winter conference on January 26th.

1/19/2011 Secretary of State to Attend Butler County Board of Elections Open House Secretary of State Jon Husted will attend the Butler County Board of Elections Open House on January 20th. He will be presenting a commendation to Betty L. McGary as she celebrates her retirement from the board of elections after 33 years of service.

1/18/2011 Statement from Secretary of State Jon Husted regarding appeal of Hunter v. Hamilton County BOE Regarding the Hamilton County Board of Elections’ appeal in Hunter v. Hamilton County Board of Elections and the attached amicus brief filed today by the Ohio Attorney General on behalf of the Secretary of State, all of the following may be attributed to Secretary of State Jon Husted.

1/9/2011 JON HUSTED SWORN IN AS OHIO’S 53RD SECRETARY OF STATE Surrounded by family, friends, supporters and fellow elected officials, and standing in the Ohio House of Representatives Chamber where he once served as Speaker of the Ohio House, Jon Husted was sworn in as Ohio’s 53rd Secretary of State.

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