Ohio secretary of state election, 2014

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Ohio Secretary of State Election

Primary Date:
May 6, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Jon Husted Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Jon Husted Republican Party
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Ohio State Executive Elections
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Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor

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The Ohio secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jon Husted (R) was first elected in 2010 and is eligible to seek re-election in 2014.

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.[1]


Republican Party Jon Husted Green check mark transparent.png- Incumbent
Democratic Party Nina Turner - Ohio State Senator[2]
Libertarian Party Kevin Knedler - state Libertarian Party chairman[3][4]


Libertarian Party Aaron Keith Harris - Writer and communications consultant[5]

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See also: Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Ohio#2013

In late 2013, Ohio passed two laws that allegedly restrict minor parties' participation in the 2014 elections. The Libertarian Party of Ohio filed lawsuits against both laws, the outcomes of which could alter the candidate landscape of this race.[6]

Money in the race

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.

Challenger Nina Turner began the year with $8,300 and raised $204,000 through June. Her campaign spent some $83,500, leaving her with $128,750 on hand.[7]

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
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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