Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics

Should Ohio judicial candidates have party listings on the ballot?

BY: - November 11, 2020

Around 1 million Ohio voters took a glance at the pair of Supreme Court races on their 2020 ballot and decided to take a pass. Maybe they didn’t like the candidates. Perhaps they were more focused on other high-profile ballot items, such as the presidential race. There is one other main reason voters might have […]

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New Ohio House bill would allow judges to include party affiliation on ballot

BY: - December 31, 2019

A House Bill introduced during the holiday break would allow judges to run under party affiliation, which the sponsors of the bill say would allow voters to have more information about the candidates. House Bill 460 would allow judges races to become partisan in a general election, as opposed to the non-partisan ballot which also […]