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Candidate Information

Ohio Ethics Commission Information

  • O.E.C. Financial Disclosure
    • The Ohio Ethics law requires certain elected officials, candidates for elected offices, public employees, and appointees to public positions to annually file a financial disclosure statement with the Ohio Ethics Commission. A financial disclosure statement requires a filer to disclose information regarding their personal financial interests and fiduciary relationships for the preceding calendar year.
  • O.E.C. Who files?
    • Elected officials and candidates for state office, city and county offices.
    • Elected or appointed board members and candidates for school board or educational service center governing board in districts/ESCs with a total student count of 12,000 or more
    • Appointees to unexpired terms in any of these elected offices;

Joint Legislative Ethics Committee

Judicial Candidate Information


Question’s & Issues Information


Forms & Petitions


Filing Policy and Common Problems with Petitions: