The following was posted today to the Constitution Party’s Facebook page:
BALLOT ACCESS: Ohio. Message from CP Ohio State Secretary
Thank you for your interest and willingness to assist us in getting Darrell and Scott on the ballot in Ohio.
We received the signed Statement of Candidacy from the campaign today. I will be making a pdf of the form and the circulating petition and getting it posted to the Constitution Party of Ohio website and Facebook page. I can also mail you a copy/copies if you choose. Just let me know and I will get them in the mail.
As I’m sure many of you are aware, the State of Ohio passed legislation removing all minor parties (except the Green Party for now) from the ballot. As such, we are forced to have Darrell and Scott register as Independents and go through the lengthy and arduous process of gathering enough signatures to get them registered as Independents. The current law states that we will need to submit 5000 valid registered voter signatures to get them on the ballot. This means that it will be necessary to submit 7500-8000 signatures for certification by August 10th.
Darrell and his wife Joan will be in Ohio next week. We are still working on the arrangements; however, the dates are 6/16 – 6/18. We are anticipating them being in Southwest Ohio on the 16th, possibly Dayton or Cincinnati or a midpoint between. We are then thinking about Central Ohio (Columbus or surrounding area) on the 17th and Akron/Cleveland or surrounding on the 18th. We really need to get the word out on these events and pack the house. We are going to need volunteers that are willing to sponsor them and/or the meetings to make it a successful trip. IF you have a location you can recommend that we meet in these areas, please send your suggestions to me. The campaign is committing to Ohio and we need to be committed to the campaign. Ohio is sure to be a true battleground State in this election cycle. As they say, “As goes Ohio, goes the rest of the Nation”. Let’s truly make Ohio the Heart of it All this year.
We can do this with your help. We will be having a campaign kick off conference call later this week and then every week until we get it done. Please help us get the word out about the campaign. We are looking for key volunteers to assist in the campaign. Those positions are posted on the CP of Ohio Facebook page. I will also be mailing it to this list. If you have interest in any of the positions let me know. Also, the Constitution Party of Ohio is always looking for volunteers and leaders also.
If you have questions, comments, ideas, or just wish to share your experiences feel free to reach out to me or the State Chairman, Don Shrader.
Again, thank you for your interest and willingness to help us restore our lost liberties and bring our country back to the original intent of the founders and framers.
Mr. Gale Joy
Constitution Party of Ohio