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The deadline for filing for the May Primary is 4:00 p.m., February 1, 2023! Write-In Filing Deadline, 4:00 p.m., February 21.

Here are the localities and roles up for election in Franklin County for 2023:

FRANKLIN COUNTY MUNICIPAL COURT
Handouts: Acknowledgement of Notice of Judicial FDS, Notice of Judicial Candidate Seminars,
Acknowledgement of Notice of ORC, Receipt
Petition: Special Form 3-I (Franklin County)
Signature Requirement … Min. 50 – Max. 150
Filing Deadline … 4:00 p.m., February 1, 2023
Filing Fee … $80.00 ($50.00 petition filing fee & $30.00 O.E.C. fee)
Offices to be elected:
Judge, full term commencing 1-1-2024 … Andrea C. Peeples
Judge, full term commencing 1-2-2024 … Cindi Morehart
Judge, full term commencing 1-3-2024 … Jarrod B. Skinner
Clerk, full term commencing 1-1-2024 … Lori Tyack
Nominated by petition – these offices do not appear on the primary ballot.

CITY OF COLUMBUS
Handouts: Acknowledgement of Notice of FDS, Acknowledgement of Notice of ORC, Receipt
Petition: Special Columbus – Single; Columbus City Council
Signature Requirement (Mayor) … Min. 1,000 – No Max.c
Signature Requirement (City Council) … Min. 250 – No Max.c
Filing Deadline … 4:00 p.m., February 1, 2023
Filing Fee … $45.00 ($20.00 petition filing fee & $25.00 O.E.C. fee)
Offices … Mayor (Ginther)
… Nine Council Seats (Districts 1 – 9)
Non-Partisan ballot. If no more than two candidates are certified for a contest, then no
primary election will be held.
Additional Requirements:
Petitions shall contain the names and addresses of five registered electors of the City of
Columbus designated in advance by the candidate or candidates as a nominating
committee.

CITY OF GAHANNA
Handouts: Acknowledgement of Notice of FDS, Acknowledgement of Notice of ORC, Receipt
Petition: Special Form Gahanna Mayor Nominating Petition
Signature Requirement … Min. 50 – Max. 100
c
Filing Deadline … 4:00 p.m., February 1, 2023
Filing Fee … $45.00 ($20.00 petition fee and $25.00 OEC fee)
Offices … Mayor (Jadwin)
A non-partisan primary for Mayor only. Two to be nominated.

CITY OF HILLIARD
Handouts: Acknowledgement of Notice of FDS, Acknowledgement of Notice of ORC, Receipt
Petition: Form 2-I
Signature Requirement
Major Party …Min. 50 – Max. 150
Minor Party …..Min. 25 – Max. 75
Filing Deadline…4:00 p.m., February 1, 2023
Filing Fee … $45.00 ($20.00 petition fee and $25.00 OEC fee)
Offices…Three Council Seats
(Marsh, Tarazi, Vermillion)
Partisan Primary – In the event the number of candidates from a political party is less
than or equal to the number of positions to be filled in the next General Election, then no
primary election need be held.
City of Hilliard – INDEPENDENTS:
Petition: Form 3-N
Signature Requirement ….. Min. 159 – Max. 477*
Filing Deadline….4:00 p.m., May 1, 2023
Filing Fee … $45.00 ($20.00 petition fee and $25.00 OEC fee)
Additional requirements per charter – No group petitions and signers of petitions are
restricted to the number of offices to be voted on. Nominating Committee not required.

CITY OF REYNOLDSBURG
Handouts: Acknowledgement of Notice of FDS, Acknowledgement of Notice of ORC, Receipt
Petition: Form 2-I
Signature Requirement
Major Party … Min. 50 – Max. 150 (Ward Council Min. 25 – Max. 75)
Minor Party ….. Min. 25 – Max. 75 (Ward Council Min. 13 – Max. 39)
Filing Deadline…4:00 p.m., February 1, 2023
Filing Fee … $45.00 ($20.00 petition fee and $25.00 OEC fee)
Offices…Mayor (Begeny)
…City Attorney (Shook)
…President of Council (Jenkins)
…Council Wards 1, 2, 3 and 4
(1-Strickland, 2-Salvati, 3-Pyakurel, 4-Lawson-Rowe)
Partisan Primary – If the number of candidates from a political party is less than or
equal to the number of positions to be filled in the next General Election, then no primary
election need be held.
City of Reynoldsburg – INDEPENDENTS:
Petition: Form 3-N
Signature Requirement (Mayor, City Attorney, Pres of Council) Min. TBD – Max. TBD *
Signature Requirement… (Council Ward 1) Min. TBD – Max. TBD *
Signature Requirement… (Council Ward 2) Min. TBD – Max. TBD *
Signature Requirement… (Council Ward 3) Min. TBD – Max. TBD *
Signature Requirement… (Council Ward 4) Min. TBD – Max. TBD *
Filing Deadline….4:00 p.m., May 1, 2023
Filing Fee … $45.00 ($20.00 petition fee and $25.00 OEC fee)
* Signatures required for independent candidates in the Hilliard and Reynoldsburg municipal elections are based on
1% of the total votes for governor at the 2022 General Election.

CITY OF WHITEHALL
Handouts: Acknowledgement of Notice of FDS, Acknowledgement of Notice of ORC, Receipt
Petition: “Special – Whitehall”
Signature Requirement… Min. 30 – No Max.c
Filing Deadline…4:00 p.m., February 1, 2023
Filing Fee … $45.00 ($20.00 petition fee and $25.00 OEC fee)
Offices…Mayor (Maggard)
… Treasurer (Alexander)
… City Attorney (Bivens)
… President of Council (Potter)
……. Three Council-at-Large Seats
(Bailey, Conison, Kantor)
Non-Partisan Primary – If the number of persons filing such declaration does not exceed
twice the number of offices available for nomination, then no primary election shall be
held for such office. Nominating Committee not required.

VILLAGE OF BRICE charter
Handouts: Acknowledgement of Notice of ORC, Receipt
Petition: Form Brice Special
Signature Requirement…. Min. 10 – Max. 30c
Filing Deadline…4:00 p.m., February 1, 2023
Filing Fee … $30.00 ($10.00 petition fee and $20.00 OEC fee)
Offices…..Mayor
…..Two Council Seats
Non-Partisan Primary – If the number of persons filing such declaration does not exceed twice the number of offices available for nomination, then no primary election shall be held for such office. Petitions shall contain the names and addresses of five registered electors of the Village of Brice designated in advance by the candidate as a nominating
committee.

BOARD OF EDUCATION – COLUMBUS CSD
Handouts: Acknowledgement of Notice of FDS, Acknowledgement of Notice of ORC, Receipt
Petition: Form 2-V- Board of Education Primary (single candidate)
Petition: Board of Education Special (several candidates)
Signature Requirement…….Min. 300 – Max. 900
Filing Deadline…4:00 p.m., February 1, 2023
Filing Fee …….$30.00 ($10.00 pet. & $20.00 O.E.C. fee)
Member of Board of …….Four Board Seats (Adair, Beckerle, Brown, Pierce)
Non-Partisan Primary Election only if there are more than twice the number of candidates as open seats. Columbus City School District candidates are required to file afinancial disclosure statement

c – indicates this is a charter requirement. 

Source: https://vote.franklincountyohio.gov/BOEL-website/media/Election-Info/2023/(1)%20Primary%20Election%20-%20May%202,%202023/(1)%20Notices%20of%20Election/2023-Primary-Schedule-4.pdf