• Monday, April 02, 2018 at 12:00 AM through May 08, 2018
    District Election Locations

    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. 

     

  • Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM · 6 rsvps

    2018 Ballot Access Petition Turn In

    In 2016 (pictured) the LPO delivering four boxes of petitions;

    in 2018 we want to deliver at least 88 boxes - one for every county! 

    Wait till the press gets a hold of an army of us marching nearly 100 document boxes into the state to represent the stupid number of signatures required in Ohio to get on the ballot. 

    We will rendezvous at the LPO Headquarters where we will pack up our document boxes before we take them downtown, the day before our 2018 LPO Convention! Let's get an army of people to show up for the evening news! 

    Make no mistake about it, these signatures represent a hefty barrier to entry of nearly a quarter of a million dollars to be a Political Party in Ohio. Money that could be MUCH better spent dismantling our wasteful government.  

    First things first.

    Be sure that your county is represented by at least one of those boxes.

    Some counties already need multiple boxes. 

    Can you help us raise the last 5,000 signatures - plus a bit of a cushion for a picky state? Learn all about the Voter Freedom Drive.
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  • Friday, May 18, 2018 at 06:00 PM through May 20, 2018 · $25.00 USD · 56 rsvps

    2018 LPO Convention

    MAY 18, 19 & 20

    2018 is sure to be a great year for the Libertarian Party of Ohio. With ballot access restored, we will have some great opportunities and candidates for the next election.  

    The tentative agenda is now available!

    • -Terrific Guest Speakers (so far) include party favorites Larry SharpeCaryn Ann HarlosAdam Kokesh, Joshua Smith, and Jesse Fullington.  
    • -Meet the Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidates and participate in the straw poll.
    • -Meet the Candidates running for Chair and Vice Chair at the National Convention later in the year.
    • -Consider and vote on changes to the bylaws, constitution and platform. 
    • -Critical Candidate and Activist Training
    • -The Convention will be followed by the first organizational meeting of the new 2018 Central Committee. 

    We hope all liberty minded people will join us! 

    Candidates: If you are a Libertarian running for office in 2018, please contact us here. We want to provide you as much exposure to our activists, support structure, volunteer team and influential donors as soon as possible. Come present your case!

    Delegates: If you are a Party member and would like to register as a delegate, click here. In addition to Party Officials and activists, an additional 350 members may be seated as delegates. These delegates are allocated by County based on the number of Libertarians voting in the last election.  A list of the number of additional delegates for each county can be found here. If you are concerned about your County or have any questions about your qualifications, please let us know. Our intention is to seat every member in attendance!

    Bylaw Changes and Constitutional Amendments: One of the most important responsibilities of delegates at Convention is to vote on any proposed changes to either the LPO Constitution and Bylaws. All recommended changes must be submitted and made available to the delegates at least 30 days before the convention. Any member of the party, with proper procedure and notification, can suggest changes for consideration.  LPO's Constitution & Bylaw Review Committee will accept all suggested changes (in standard electronic format) and include them in their announcements if received by April 4, 2018. Amendments in PDF format will be accepted after April 4, 2018  through 12:01 am April 19, and will be distributed to the delegates, but will not included in the committee report. Contact us to Submit suggested Constitution and Bylaw changes.

    Exhibitors and Sponsors: We encourage exhibitors and sponsors at all levels to contact us here.  

    The best value is the full convention, but a la carte pricing is available for the Saturday Convention, Saturday evening Banquet and the Sunday sessions separately.

    For a special evening, attend the Chairman's welcoming dinner and social on Friday Night (not included) for our guests and members coming in the night before. Some exciting plans are in the works but details will be announced once we confirm our special guests.

    Reserve your room: Contact the Holiday Inn Worthington for reservations at (614) 436-0700 and get the special rate for Friday and Saturday (May 18 & 19).  Be sure to ask for the "LPO Convention rate" to get our special block rate of $99/night for two queen beds or one king bed and help us fulfill our minimum commitment for total rooms. 

    Purchase Tickets: Enter the number of tickets for the full event or any combination of the individual events below. You will be directed to the donations page where you will need to enter the total amount for all tickets being purchased. The donation page will not total the transaction for you.
  • Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM through July 04, 2018 · 3 rsvps

    2018 LP National Convention

    Join the Ohio Delegation at the LP National Convention this summer.  To sign up as a delegate for Ohio click here

    Click here to register with National and here for hotel bookings. 

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