Ohio Secretary of State

Employer / Organization

Ohio

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Mar 12, 2018 - May 07, 2018

Description

The Ohio Secretary of State is an elected executive position in the Ohio state government. The secretary is the state's chief election officer and keeper of the state seal. They license businesses and corporations and keep records of all official gubernatorial actions. The duties of the secretary of state in Ohio center on the office's three divisions: elections, business services, and records management. Accordingly, the Secretary of State: serves as the state's chief election officer; certifies, publishes, and maintains a record of all official election results; appoints members to the board of elections; registers and keeps a current record of all corporations, partnerships, and limited liability partnerships; issues licenses for and maintains a registry of all notaries public; issues licenses for and maintains a registry of all ministers; maintains an official record of all government actions; helps provide public access to Ohio state government records. The duties of the secretary of state in Ohio center on the office's three divisions: elections, business services, and records management. Accordingly, the Secretary of State: serves as the state's chief election officer; certifies, publishes, and maintains a record of all official election results; appoints members to the board of elections; registers and keeps a current record of all corporations, partnerships, and limited liability partnerships; issues licenses for and maintains a registry of all notaries public; issues licenses for and maintains a registry of all ministers; maintains an official record of all government actions; helps provide public access to Ohio state government records. The salary for this position is $109,986/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Ohio Secretary of State Elections Office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Ohio Secretary of State Elections Office. The required forms include a Declaration of Candidacy; a filing fee; Petitions; and other office specific forms. The filing fee and petition requirements vary by office. Please inquire about these office specific requirements with the elections office. File these papers as directed by the elections office, which may vary depending upon the type of district you plan to run in. If the district encompasses a single part of a county, you will file with the county. If the district has parts of multiple counties you will file with the Ohio Secretary of State Elections Office. 3) Submit the filing forms by the 90th day before the Ohio primary election if you intend to appear on a partisan primary ballot. If you plan to run as an independent or in a non partisan race, submit the filing forms prior to the day of the Ohio primary in order to appear on the general election ballot. The Ohio primary is held the second Tuesday after the first Monday in March during presidential years, and in all other years the Ohio primary is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in the month of May. Listed below is the phone number and address of the Ohio Secretary of State Elections Office, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns. Ohio Secretary of State Elections Office - Phone: (614) 466-2585 or email: election@OhioSecretaryofState.gov. The 2016 Ohio Candidate Requirement Guide can be found here: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/Upload/publications/election/2016_CRG.pdf

Submit application to:
Ohio Secretary of State, Continental Plaza, 180 E Broad St, Columbus, OH, 43215, US