2018 LPO Central Committee Elections

ohio-ballot-access-250.jpgThe good news is that the LPO is close to completing our Voter Freedom Drive, and Libertarians will have ballot access in the November elections!  The bad news is that it won't be in time to have access to the primary voting system everyone is forced to pay for!  

Please join us and vote in the Primary, the Libertarian way - with our private primaries!

Our Primaries are important to Libertarians to election our state Central Committee leadership but also to register with the state as Libertarian (without ballot access, we just need to avoid being registered as a Republican, Democrat or Green party member).

Instead of voting for the lesser of the Republican and Democratic Party evils, come to the Libertarian Primary instead to vote for your representative on the Libertarian Central Committee. You can, and should, vote at your regular assigned polling place to take an "issues only" ballot so you can vote on issues, taxes, etc.. Do not vote in the Republican or Democratic Party primaries!

Sometime between April 2, 2018 and May 8th, there will be Libertarian Primary Election in every one of the sixteen districts. Please join us to help select our Central Committee for 2018.

Voter Requirements. Participation in the Libertarian Primaries is open only to members of the party, and like the old parties, membership is defined by the Party selected for Primaries. Being a member of the Libertarian Party of Ohio which is based on two things;

  1. That they don't vote in another Party's Primary on May 8, 2018.
  2. They affirm the Party Pledge:

 "I hereby certify that I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals."

Candidate Biographies, if provided by the candidate, are linked below for each district.

Absentee ballots will be available to download from this page 30 days before the election. As noted below, they must be postmarked 5 days before the Election Date.  Complete the Absentee Ballot for your District and complete the Absentee Ballot Application. Both must be returned to be valid. Separate before returning; the ballot may be sealed for additional privacy. 

Return to Absentee Ballots to:

  • The Libertarian Party of Ohio
  • P.O. Box 29193
  • Columbus, OH 43229-0193

All seats are up for election! If you would like to be on the Central Committee to help lead the Libertarian Party of Ohio, please submit your nomination or intent to run to the Central Committee Chair. Click here for the requirements and responsibilities of the post. Contact us if you are interested or have questions.

Confirm your Congressional District (CD) here

CD

Election

Date

Polling Locations Election Contacts Central Committee Candidates Nomination Deadline

1

May 8, 2018

FlipDaddy's Symmes Township,
12071 Mason Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45249

6pm to 10pm

Absentee Ballot - Postmark by May 3

Bob Frey

Scott Pettigrew

Jon Mohler

Scott Pettigrew

Closed

2 May 8, 2018

FlipDaddy's Symmes Township,
12071 Mason Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45249

6pm to 10pm

Absentee Ballot - Postmark by May 3

Rick Kanis

Ann Leech

Cory Combs

Joseph Langenbrunner

Closed

3

April 7, 2018

Franklin County LPO Convention
LPO Conference Room

Carleton Building, 4th Floor
6230 Busch Blvd,
Columbus, OH 43229

9:00am - 2:00pm

Absentee Ballot closed. 
Winner to be certified. 

Harold Thomas

Chad Harris

Will Kerr

Harold Thomas

Closed
4 May 8, 2018

Rubin's Deli & Restaurant
616 Leona St
Elyria, Ohio 44035

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Absentee Ballot - Postmark by May 3

Jason Tyson

Dan Fichtel

Christina Holloway

Closed
5

 

April 21, 2018

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April 28, 2018

 

 

Henry's Restaurant
810 N. Locust St.,
Ottawa, Ohio 45875

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cancelled due to Family Death

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Lucas County Library
Holland Branch, Meeting Rm A 
1032 S. McCord Road
Holland OH 43528

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Absentee Ballot - postmark by April 23

Brian Hammer

Sarah Kissick

Dan Faust

Brian Hammer

Don Kissick

Closed

6

Meeting #1

April 16, 2018

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Meeting #2

April 23,2018

Theo’s Restaurant
632 Wheeling Ave.
Cambridge, OH 43725

3:00pm - 8:00pm

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Comfort Inn
5425 Clarkins Dr.
Austintown, OH

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Absentee Ballot - postmark by April 18

Aarica Burwell

Dan Hines

Jason Coblentz

Dan Hines

Closed

7

Meeting #1 & 2

May 8, 2018

 

Legacy Lanes & Lounge
775 S.2nd St.
Coshocton, OH 43812

3:30pm-6:30pm

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Rubin's Deli & Restaurant
616 Leona St
Elyria, Ohio 44035


6:30pm - 8:00pm

Absentee Ballot - Postmark by May 3

Robert Leist

Patrick Glasgow

Chris Guyer

Robert Leist

Closed
8 May 8, 2018

FlipDaddy's Symmes Township,
12071 Mason Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45249

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Absentee Ballot - Postmark by May 3

Bob Coogan

Trishanda Barhorst

Helen Gilson

Closed
9

Meeting #1

April 28, 2018

 

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Meeting #2

May 8, 2018

Lucas County Library
Holland Branch, Meeting Rm A 
1032 S. McCord Road
Holland OH 43528

1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Rubin's Deli & Restaurant
616 Leona St
Elyria, Ohio 44035


6:30pm - 8:00pm

Absentee Ballot - Postmark by May 3

Derek Strelow

Derek Strelow

Homer Taft

Closed
10 April 7, 2018

Donato's  
5600 Airway Rd,
Dayton, OH 45431

1:00pm-3:30pm

Absentee Ballot closed. 
Winner to be certified. 

Aaron Keith Harris

Kelli Rodin

Michael Monaghan

Jeff Zweber 

Closed

11 May 8, 2018

Donato's Pizza
3890 Medina Rd,
Akron, OH 44333

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Absentee Ballot - Postmark by May 3

Tim Smyth

Keith Castillo

James Michael Faust

Closed
12

Meeting #1

April 7, 2018

 

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Meeting #2

May 5, 2018

Franklin County LPO Convention
LPO Conference Room

Carleton Building, 4th Floor
6230 Busch Blvd,
Columbus, OH 43229

9:00am - 2:00pm


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Amato's Woodfire Pizza
6 S Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015

11:00am - 4:00pm

Absentee Ballot - postmark by April 30

Linda Comstock

Dustin Nanna

Linda Comstock

Dustin Nanna

Closed

13 April 23,2018

Comfort Inn
5425 Clarkins Dr.
Austintown, OH

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Absentee Ballot - postmark by April 18

John Fockler

John Fockler

Michael Fricke 

Closed
14 April 4, 2018

Solon Library
34125 Portz Parkway,
Solon, Ohio 44139

6:45 PM to 8:45 PM

Absentee Ballot closed. 
Winner to be certified. 

David Macko

Joe Loyd

David Macko

Nate Rockwell

Closed
15 April 7, 2018

Franklin County LPO Convention
LPO Conference Room

Carleton Building, 4th Floor
6230 Busch Blvd,
Columbus, OH 43229

9:00am - 2:00pm

Absentee Ballot closed. 
Winner to be certified. 

Harold Thomas

Ryan Holstine

Brandon Wichers

Kristen V Wichers

Closed

16 May 8, 2018

Donato's Pizza
3890 Medina Rd,
Akron, OH 44333

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Absentee Ballot - Postmark by May 3

Janis Smyth

Tim Smyth

John Hamm

Tim Smyth

Elizabeth Thomas

Closed

Note: Some Districts will hold elections in multiple locations as a convenience to the voters. 

 

WHEN
April 02, 2018 at 12am - May 08, 2018
WHERE
District Election Locations