Ohio Auditor of State

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Ohio Auditor of State
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $72,318,701
Term limits:  Two consecutive terms
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Ohio Constitution, Article III, Section 1
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Dave Yost
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  January 10, 2011
Compensation:  $109,985
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
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The Ohio Auditor of State is an elected executive position in the Ohio state government.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Dave Yost. He was first elected in 2010.

Authority

The state Constitution establishes the office of the auditor of state in Article III, Section 1:

The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, and an attorney general, who shall be elected on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, by the electors of the state, and at the places of voting for members of the General Assembly.

Qualifications

The state Constitution outlines the qualification to hold the office of auditor in Article VX, Section 4:

No person shall be elected or appointed to any office in this state unless possessed of the qualifications of an elector.

  • resident of Ohio
  • a qualified elector
  • at least 18 years old

Vacancies

Article III, Section 18 of the state Constitution addresses vacancies in state offices. In the event of a vacancy, the governor appoints a successor to serve until the next general election in an even numbered year that occurs more than forty days after the seat becomes vacant.

Duties

The auditor of state serves as a watchdog, ensuring the state and its more than 5,600 entities are using resources efficiently and effectively. The office conducts both fiscal and performance audits of:

  • all public offices in Ohio
  • cities
  • counties
  • village
  • townships
  • schools
  • state universities
  • public libraries
  • state agencies, boards, and commissions

Elections

Ohio state government organizational chart

According to Article III, Section 1 of the state Constitution, the auditor in Ohio is elected every four years, in mid-term election years. For the auditor in Ohio, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are election years.

Term limits

The auditor is limited to two successive terms of four years. An individual may seek another term in office after a period of four or more years has elapsed.

Full History


Divisions

  • Administration
  • Audit
  • Legal
  • Local Government Services & Performance Audit Sections
  • Policy & Public Affairs

State budget

The budget for the Auditor of State in Fiscal Year 2013 was $72,318,701.[1]

Historical officeholders

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Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the Ohio Auditor of State was paid an estimated $109,985. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.[2]

2010

In 2010, the Ohio Auditor of State was paid an estimated $109,554 according to the Council of State Governments.[3]

See also

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