Dr. Taylor Testifies on Judicial Elections Bill in Ohio House

Recently, members of the Ohio House of Representatives introduced legislation to change elections for judges of the Ohio Courts of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court from non-partisan to partisan. Currently, Ohio’s appellate judges are elected without the benefit of having their party identified on the ballot, leaving voters without a key piece of information they need to make informed choices. The legislation would add that party label to the ballot.

With his specialty knowledge in judicial elections research, Dr. Taylor offered expert witness testimony in support of the legislation in front of the House Government Oversight Committee.

You can read the written testimony here and watch a video of the proceedings, including Dr. Taylor’s testimony and responses to the Committee’s questions here.