CanISign.org: Franklin County Libertarian Candidates have new tool to verify voter eligibility for petitioning!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new candidate petitioning tool:

 CanISign.org

This is a voter validation tool using up-to-date voter records from the Ohio Secretary of State website.

Candidates and voters can easily verify if a voter record is eligible to sign the minor part candidate petition.

All they need is last name, street name the county from the pull down, the online tool check the database, brings back a list of possible matches and lets you pick the right one. 

This is checking all primaries in the voter record back to 2022, so even if someone forgets, we can be certain.

The tool is up-to-date with full voter data for all 88 Ohio counties, and can be found at CanISign.org and CanISign.com.

This will tremendously simplify the odious petitioning process.

Please feel free to share this resources with anyone who needs to confirm unaffiliated and independent votes.

Check if you can sign the Minor Party Nominating Petitions!

The Libertarian Party of Ohio has filed to regain ballot access and that gives our candidates until July 18th to collect valid voter signatures to qualify for this upcoming November Election!

If you have not voted in a partisan primary in the last 2 years, qualifying you as an unaffiliated voter, you can sign Libertarian candidate petitions and get them on the ballot!

Ohio state-wide and local Libertarian candidates need your help!

Check and see if you can sign the Ohio Minor Party Candidate Nominating Petition!

Franklin County Libertarian Candidates,

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new candidate petitioning tool:

 CanISign.org

This is a voter validation tool using up-to-date voter records from the Ohio Secretary of State website.

Candidates and voters can easily verify if a voter record is eligible to sign the minor party candidate nominating petition.

All they need is last name, street name, the county from the pull down, the online tool check the public voter records, brings back a list of possible matches and lets you pick the right one. 

This is checking all primaries in the voter record back to 2022, so even if someone forgets, we can be certain.

The tool is up-to-date with full voter data for all 88 Ohio counties, and can be found at CanISign.org and CanISign.com.

This will tremendously simplify the odious petitioning process.

Please feel free to share this resources with anyone who needs to confirm unaffiliated and independent votes.

We are ordering more copies of Judge Grey’s magnificent book for local candidates, and there is a kindle version if you need it sooner.

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FTA/ More of a “must-do” book than a “how-to” book, How to Win a Local Election guides readers through the campaign process detailing what they need to accomplish along the way in order to be victorious. Here you will find information on planning and organizing a campaign; how to run as an independent candidate; the various roles of people in your compaign; campaign procedures and techniques; and how to use computers, the internet, and emails to both manipulate and disseminate data. The book also offers useful advice on issues from financial reporting to developing a campaign theme and strategy, how to win “one precinct at a time,” and even offers tips on such fundamental tasks as the creation and placement of yardsigns and billboards. /

Signatures Needed for Candidate Petitions!

The Libertarian Party of Ohio has filed to regain ballot access and that gives our candidates until July 18th to collect valid voter signatures to qualify for this upcoming November Election!

If you have not voted in a partisan primary in the last 2 years, qualifying you as an unaffiliated voter, you can sign Libertarian candidate petitions and get them on the ballot!

County party members and candidates will be at Pins Mechanical at Easton Town Center Thursday, July 11th at 6:30pm.
Drop by, sign petitions and celebrate our return to the ballot!

We will have state-wide, county and state representative candidate petitions to sign. If you are not sure of your district, we can look it up!

Thursday, July 11th @ 6:30pm – 9pm

Pins Mechanical Co
4117 Worth Ave, Columbus, OH 43219

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Libertarians on Safeguarding the Environment

Private Property Rights: We advocate for strong property rights, enabling individuals to protect and manage natural resources responsibly, fostering environmental stewardship through ownership and accountability.

Market-Based Solutions: We support market mechanisms such as pollution pricing and tradable permits, encouraging innovation and efficiency in environmental conservation without government mandates.

Decentralization: We prefer decentralized approaches to environmental issues, empowering local communities and private initiatives to address conservation and sustainability based on local needs and preferences.

Voluntary Conservation: We promote voluntary efforts and initiatives to protect the environment, encouraging individuals, businesses, and communities to engage in conservation practices without government coercion.

Technological Innovation: We believe in the power of technological innovation to address environmental challenges, supporting research and development in clean technologies and sustainable practices.

Property Rights Enforcement: We advocate for strict enforcement of property rights against polluters and environmental offenders, ensuring that those who harm others’ property or natural resources are held accountable.

Education and Awareness: We emphasize education and public awareness on environmental issues, fostering a culture of responsibility and informed decision-making among individuals and businesses regarding their environmental impact.

Libertarians on Securing Liberty

Individual Rights: We prioritize protecting individual rights and freedoms, including free speech, privacy, and due process, ensuring government respects these fundamental liberties.

Civil Liberties: We defend civil liberties against government overreach, advocating for limits on surveillance, police powers, and infringements on personal autonomy.

Criminal Justice Reform: We promote reforms that emphasize rehabilitation, reduce incarceration rates, and uphold fair trials and equal treatment under the law.

Privacy Rights: We oppose unwarranted surveillance and data collection, advocating for strong privacy protections in the digital age to safeguard personal information.

Self Defense: We view the only legitimate use of force is in defense of individual rights against aggression. We affirm the right to bear arms as a fundamental individual right, opposing unnecessary restrictions or prosecution for exercising right of self-defense.

Free Speech: We defend freedom of expression, opposing censorship and advocating for robust protections that allow diverse viewpoints to flourish without government interference.

Equality Before the Law: We advocate for equal treatment under the law regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status, ensuring fairness and justice for all.

Libertarian Party on Economic Freedom

Individual Freedom: We believe in the right to engage in economic activities without excessive government interference, ensuring individuals can pursue work, business, and keep the rewards of their labor.

Limited Government Intervention: We advocate against regulations that stifle entrepreneurship and competition, preferring market mechanisms to allocate resources efficiently.

Free Market Principles: We support voluntary exchange and prices set by supply and demand, viewing free markets as superior to central planning for fostering prosperity and innovation.

Property Rights: We prioritize secure property rights, essential for investment, innovation, and responsible resource management, opposing government actions that undermine these rights.

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Taxation and Fiscal Policy: We advocate minimal taxation to fund essential government functions only, believing in simplifying tax systems and reducing the overall burden on individuals and businesses.

Personal Responsibility: We stress individual accountability in economic decisions, supporting voluntary charity and mutual aid over government welfare, encouraging self-reliance and community support.

Libertarian Party on Immigration

The Libertarian Party platform on immigration is deeply rooted in principles of individual freedom, limited government, and the belief in the benefits of open markets and societies.

  1. Decentralization and Local Control: We advocate decentralization of immigration policy. States, local communities, and private organizations better understand their own needs and preferences, leading to more responsive and effective immigration policies.
  2. Individual Freedom: We uphold the right of individuals to move freely and live where we choose, within national borders or across them. We view immigration as an extension of individual liberty, the right to seek better opportunities for ourselves and our families.
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  5. Pathways to Legal Status: We support clear and efficient pathways to legal residency and citizenship. We believe in the importance of rule of law and orderly processes, favoring reforms that facilitate legal immigration and the status of those already in the country.
  6. Humanitarian Considerations: We support compassionate treatment of asylum seekers and refugees, recognizing the right to seek safety and protection from persecution or violence. We advocate for fair and efficient assessment of asylum claims to provide assistance to those in need.

In essence, the Libertarian approach to immigration prioritizes individual liberty, economic freedom, and humanitarian considerations while advocating for limited government interference and decentralized decision-making. We seek to create a system that respects individual rights, maximizes economic opportunities, and upholds the principles of a free and open society.

Libertarian Party of Ohio Submits Petitions for Minor Party Status

Columbus, Ohio, July 2nd — The Franklin County Libertarian Party of Ohio proudly announces the submission of petitions to attain minor party status for the upcoming election cycle and beyond. This pivotal step demonstrates the party’s commitment to expanding voter choice and advocating for libertarian principles in Franklin County.

In accordance with state regulations, the Libertarian Party of Ohio has diligently collected and filed 88,000 petition signatures from registered voters across the state. These petitions are essential for the party’s bid to achieve official recognition as a minor party, enabling it to field candidates and participate fully in the electoral process.

“We are excited to have completed this crucial phase in our journey towards securing minor party status,” said Jonathan Cowan. “Submitting the minor party petitions represents a significant milestone for our party and reinforces our dedication to offering voters alternative political options that prioritize individual liberty, fiscal responsibility, and limited government.”

Achieving minor party status will allow the Franklin County Libertarian Party to bring forth a diverse slate of candidates who embody libertarian values and address the concerns of local communities. The party remains committed to promoting transparency, accountability, and effective governance through its participation in the democratic process.

As the petitions undergo review by each county Board of Elections, the Franklin County Libertarian Party continues to engage with residents, raise awareness about its platform, and prepare for the upcoming election season. The party encourages residents to learn more about its candidates, initiatives, and commitment to advancing principles of liberty and personal responsibility.

For more information about the Franklin County Libertarian Party of Ohio and its efforts to secure minor party status, please visit fclpo.org.


Contact: Ken Holpp, Communications Director, info@fclpo.org

About the Franklin County Libertarian Party of Ohio: The Franklin County Libertarian Party of Ohio is dedicated to promoting individual liberty, fiscal responsibility, and limited government through its advocacy and electoral efforts. By seeking minor party status, the party aims to provide voters with additional choices and contribute to a more robust and diverse political landscape in Franklin County.