111-1-10 County Population.

(A) Pursuant to division (B)(6)(c) of section 3517.102 and division (T) of 3517.13 of the Revised Code, a county political party in a county having a population of one hundred fifty thousand (150,000) or more must establish a State Candidate Fund to make a contribution to any of the following:

(1) A state candidate fund;

(2) A legislative campaign fund;

(3) A campaign committee of a candidate for the office of governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, attorney general, member of the state board of education, or member of the general assembly.

(B) As used in division (B)(6)(c) of section 3517.102 and division (T) of 3517.13 and paragraph (A) of this rule, "population" shall be determined by the latest of the two following data sets as published by the United States Census Bureau:

(1) Decennial census;

(2) Annual State and County Characteristic population estimate

(C) When the data referenced in paragraph (B) of this rule is published and indicates that a county, the population of which had been under one hundred fifty thousand (150,000), has, as of the latest population data set as referenced in paragraph (B) of this rule, a population of one hundred fifty thousand (150,000) or more, a political party within that county must establish a state candidate fund to make a contribution to any of the following:

(1) A state candidate fund;

(2) A legislative campaign fund;

(3) A campaign committee of a candidate for the office of governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, attorney general, member of the state board of education, or member of the general assembly.

(D) The secretary of state shall notify each county political party located in a county that has experienced a shift from less than one hundred fifty thousand (150,000) in population to one hundred fifty thousand or more, according to the published information as detailed in paragraph (B) of this rule.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/02/2010 and 07/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3517.23
Rule Amplifies: 3517.102 , 3517.13
Prior Effective Dates: 01/01/2006