Senate District 18
Jerry C. Cirino
Cirino Bill to Increase Transparency in Judicial Elections Signed Into Law
July 1, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Senators Jerry C. Cirino (R-Kirtland) and Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today joined Governor DeWine for the signing of Senate Bill 80, their legislation that will increase transparency and voter participation in judicial elections by requiring party affiliation to be listed on a general election ballot.

"Senate Bill 80 will help ensure increased voter participation for Ohio's judicial elections. Voters should have confidence that the judicial candidate they vote for aligns with their core values and beliefs," said Cirino. "I am pleased to see this bill become law today." 

The new law will apply to judicial candidates for the Ohio Supreme Court and Appellate Courts.

“Voters deserve to get the full picture of candidates running for the Ohio Supreme Court and each of Ohio’s Eleven Courts of Appeals before voting,” Gavarone said. “I am proud to see Senate Bill 80 receive the Governor's signature today, giving voters more information and boosting participation down ballot.”

For more information on Senate Bill 80, click here.
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