Ohio Secretary of State election, 2014
May 6, 2014
November 4, 2014
Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General
The secretary of state's office was held by a Republican and a Democrat over the previous decade, as indicated in the past elections section. The race background and campaign themes sections provide details about the history of this race including endorsements and major issues. This seat was targeted during the general election by SOS for Democracy and SOS for SOS, outside groups who were lobbying for liberal and conservative secretary of state candidates, respectively.
Ohio is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Only affiliated voters can vote for candidates in the primary election; however, voters do not choose their affiliation until Election Day, when they request a party's ballot.
|Secretary of State of Ohio, 2014|
|Republican||Jon Husted Incumbent||59.8%||1,811,020|
|Election Results via Ohio Secretary of State.|
Major newspapers in Ohio split over their choice for Ohio Secretary of State as Nina Turner earned the endorsement of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland and Jon Husted receiving the endorsement of The Cincinnati Enquirer.
Mid-year campaign financial reports detailing the first six months of the year were due on July 31, 2013. Incumbent Husted's report showed he began the year with $1.05 million in his campaign account. Through June he raised $593,600. Factoring in expenditures, he was left with $1.6 million on hand.
All three candidates for attorney general met with the Northeast Ohio Media Group for an interview to determine The Plain Dealer's endorsement in this race. Husted spent some time during the interview defending his attempts to eliminate "Golden Week," which refers to the week where voter registration and early voting periods overlap. He noted that predecessor Jennifer Brunner (D) supported a similar measure along with Democrats in the Ohio State Legislature. The United States Supreme Court upheld the state's plan to cut early voting by one week in a 5-4 decision in late September. Turner criticized Husted and Ohio Republicans for weakening access to the polls for minority and low-income voters throughout the state. Kevin Knedler pointed out that voters should not strictly think in terms of Democrats or Republicans for such an important office, noting that Libertarians were the mainstream alternative to the major parties.
|Ohio Secretary of State, 2010|
|Election Results Via: Ohio Secretary of State|
On November 7, 2006, Jennifer L. Brunner won election to the office of Ohio Secretary of State. She defeated Greg Hartmann (R), John A. Eastman (NP) and Timothy J. Kettler (NP) in the general election.
|Ohio Secretary of State, 2006|
|Democratic||Jennifer L. Brunner||55%||2,104,114|
|Nonpartisan||John A. Eastman||2.5%||94,706|
|Nonpartisan||Timothy J. Kettler||2%||78,080|
|Election Results Via: Ohio Secretary of State|
|February 5, 2014||Filing deadline|
|May 6, 2014||Primary election|
|November 4, 2014||General election|
|November 25, 2014||Completion of state canvass of vote results|
|January 12, 2015||Inauguration of all state-wide executive officeholders|
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- New York Times, "Election 2014 – Ohio," accessed November 4, 2014
- SOS for Democracy, "Races to Watch," accessed October 23, 2014
- SOS for SOS, "Home," accessed October 23, 2014
- Ohio Secretary of State Website, "Frequently Asked Questions about General Voting and Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
- Cleveland.com, "Ed FitzGerald and Nina Turner crack first draft of Ohio Democrats' statewide slate for 2014," March 27, 2013
- The Plain Dealer, "Libertarian, Green parties post write-in candidates for primary in hopes of reaching November ballot," February 26, 2014
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Results," accessed May 9, 2014
- Libertarian Party of Ohio, "Aaron Keith Harris," retrieved December 17, 2013
- Cleveland.com, "Nina Turner for Ohio secretary of state: endorsement editorial," October 14, 2014
- Cincinnati.com, "Endorsement: Jon Husted for secretary of state," October 21, 2014
- Cleveland Plain Dealer, "Secretary of State Jon Husted holds large advantage in fundraising over challenger, Sen. Nina Turner ," July 31, 2013
- Cleveland.com, "Jon Husted and Nina Turner spar over early voting: 5 observations from their endorsement interview," October 9, 2014
- The New York Times, "Court Decisions on Voting Rules Sow Confusion in State Races," October 7, 2014
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