COLUMBUS — State Sen. Kris Jordan, R-Delaware, has reintroduced legislation designed to streamline Ohio’s electoral process by eliminating special elections. Jordan’s Senate Bill 35 was introduced in January and has been referred to the Senate Committee on State Government Oversight and Reform.
Under SB35, all state and local questions and issues would be put before voters either on May’s primary or November’s general election ballot. The option of holding special elections in February and August would be removed from the Ohio Revised Code. There would be no change to the present practice of holding presidential election year primaries in March.
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