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2018 was a big election year in Ohio. Republicans held onto all five statewide executive offices including governor and super majorities in both the Ohio House and Senate. But there were a few bright spots for Democrats, among them the reelection of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and the election of two Democrats to the Ohio Supreme Court.With election 2018 over, the focus now shifts to governing. Stay connected with the latest on politics, policies and people making the decisions at all levels affecting your lives.

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Files to get on the Ohio Ballot

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Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson is expected to file petitions tomorrow to have his name put on the ballot – but not as a Libertarian. 

Because of recent reforms to Ohio’s elections laws, Johnson could not be on the Ohio ballot during the March primary and, therefore, could not get on the ballot this November as a Libertarian.

But he is expecting to submit enough campaign signatures get on the fall ballot without a party designation next to his name.

Johnson has said he expects to be on the ballot in all 50 states.

Green Party candidate Jill Stein is already assured a spot on the Ohio ballot this fall with her party listed beside her name – that’s because the Greens got enough votes in the last general election to make it possible, under the new state law, to be on the primary ballot.