A mysterious campaign mailer went out recently to some Sylvania residents. It is a mystery because no one put their name on it in clear violation of Ohio election laws. Any guesses on who did it? Ohio election laws will forgive your uncle or aunt passing out letters on the sidewalk, but an organized, professionally done brochure is not going to be forgiven.
(full sized versions can be downloaded below)
Ohio law is quite clear that a person or campaign committee needs to be prominent.
Ohio Election Commission advice: http://elc.ohio.gov/AdvisoryOpinion/2012ELC-04.pdf
Are we to assume that those 4 people paid for this brochure? Did the city of Sylvania pay for the brochure? Did the school system pay for it? Who knows.
"Disclaimer Required - A sign, newspaper advertisement, literature or other political communication not listed in the “disclaimer exemptions” paragraph below, must include the applicable disclaimer in a conspicuous place on the political publication [R.C. 3517.20;
OEC Adv. 2012ELC-04]"