01 November 2013
By Jim Provance
"A federal court in 2006 declared unconstitutional some of Ohio’s prior hurdles for minor-party labels to appear on the ballot. Compared to the invalidated law, getting onto Ohio’s ballot would be easier under the bill sponsored by state Sen. Bill Seitz (R., Cincinnati).
But the Libertarian, Green, Constitution, and Socialist parties now have spots on the 2014 ballot thanks to a directive issued by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted in the absence of an enforceable law. They would lose those automatic spots under Senate Bill 193...."