Senate District 2
Theresa Gavarone
Gavarone Bill to Increase Transparency in Judicial Elections Signed Into Law
July 1, 2021
From left to right: Representative Brian Stewart, Senator Jerry Cirino, Governor DeWine, Senator Theresa Gavarone and Representative D. J. Swearingen at the signing of Senate Bill 80.
COLUMBUS—State Senators Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) and Jerry C. Cirino (R-Kirtland) 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.

“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.”

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

"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." 

For more information on Senate Bill 80, click here.
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