Secretary Of State Certifies Presidential Candidates For Ballot

Jan 11, 2012

President Barack Obama has been certified to be on the March ballot throughout the state. Republicans Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum will also be on the ballot in every area of the state.  But in Santorum’s case, his name won’t appear on ballots twice like the other GOP candidates.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office reports Santorum did not file district or alternate district delegates for the 6th, 9th or 13th congressional districts. That means Santorum cannot win district or alternate district delegates in Southeast Ohio, the Youngstown area, and far Northeast Ohio areas.  Ohioans in those areas, however, will be able to vote for Santorum for president even if he can’t get delegates from that area. 

Obama’s name will appear only once though Ohio is not a winner takes all for Democrats either.  Delegates for the party’s presidential nominee are chosen through another process.