Ohio Bill Would Permit Special Elections in August - State and Federal Communications

March 29, 2023  •  

Ohio Bill Would Permit Special Elections in August

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State senators Rob McColley and Theresa Gavarone introduced Senate Bill 92, a bill to permit special elections to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in August under any of the following circumstances:

  • For the purpose of submitting a statewide ballot issue to the voters under Section 1 of Article XVI, Ohio Constitution
  • When a primary election is required preceding a special election to fill a vacancy in an office
  • For the election of a party candidate for U.S. Congress due to the withdrawal, disqualification, or death of a congressional candidate prior to the 19th day before the day of the general election.

August elections for these purposes were eliminated by a law passed in 2021.

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