Ohio Supreme Court dismisses election lawsuit

    A polling location at a church near Hilliard sits empty on Tuesday with no indication the election was postponed. Photo by Tyler Buchanan.

    The Ohio Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s decision to postpone the March primary elections. 

    Given the General Assembly passed a bill last week revoking LaRose’s order and establishing a mail-in election with an April 28 deadline, the court deemed the matter moot. 

    The state Democratic Party originally filed the lawsuit, but sought dismissal after the legislature acted, effectively granting its wishes. The state Libertarian Party, who joined the lawsuit as intervenors, carried forward with the lawsuit, seeking to hold elections in May. 

    Separate legal action challenging the election the legislature established continues in federal court. 

    The court’s dismissal is available here.