COLUMBUS – State Representative Ron Ferguson (R- Jefferson, Monroe and Belmont) held a press conference today regarding Ohio’s bifurcated primary election.
“Over the past several months Ohioans have been faced with confusion and uncertainty regarding the primary election. The Supreme Court’s lack of prioritization for a unified primary means the legislature must now begin the discussion of how we will pay for a second primary election,” said Ferguson.
The intent of this legislation is to specify that any costs incurred from a second primary election will come from the budget of Ohio’s Supreme Court.
“The Redistricting Commission has worked in a bipartisan manner into the wee hours of the night developing a plan for a May 3rd Primary,” added Ferguson. “Unfortunately, the Supreme court has not held that same goal of a non-bifurcated primary.”