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Ohio primary 2014 state executive officials preview

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May 5, 2014

May 6, 2014 Election Preview

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By Garrett Fortin

The 2014 Ohio primary elections are being held on May 6, 2014. There are six offices involved: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General and two down ballot positions. It will be a quiet night for most of the candidates with the only action in one contested primary and four write-in candidates who will be trying to gain enough votes to get on the November ballot.

The two candidates and their running mates for the only contested primary are:

Democratic Primary - Governor

Below, Ballotpedia has put together a preview of those upcoming elections.

Ohio's polling hours on Election Day are from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm, Eastern time.

Ohio Governor
See also: Ohio gubernatorial election, 2014

Ed Fitzgerald is the presumptive nominee since his opponent, Larry Ealy, is a perennial candidate who filed at the last minute and has not campaigned since. No polling exists on this primary race.

Write-in candidates
See also: Ohio Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014, Ohio secretary of state election, 2014 and Ohio down ballot state executive elections, 2014

The hurdles that third-party candidates faced to get on the primary ballot were quite high this year and no candidate managed the feat. The Libertarian candidate for governor even took his efforts to the Supreme Court to no avail. Four candidates, however, can get their names on the November ballot if they receive 500 write-in votes in the primary tomorrow. They are:

With no candidate for governor, the Libertarian Party of Ohio cannot get enough votes in the governor race to keep its official party status and will cease to exist after this election.[4]

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