Campaigning for a position on a board of education may be conducted successfully on a shoestring budget or with a large fundraising campaign committee. All campaigns, regardless of how they are structured or much money is spent, are subject to campaign finance obligations. 

2017 Campaign Finance Calendar
Ohio Campaign Contribution Limits
Ohio Secretary of State Campaign Finance Handbook
OSBA Journal article, August 2011, Board elections and campaign finance quiz
OSBA Journal article, August 2015, What you need to know for campaign season

Campaign finance questions should be directed to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office or the board of elections in the county where the campaign is occurring.  The telephone numbers for the Campaign Finance Division in the Secretary of State's Office are (614) 466-3111 and (877) SOS-OHIO, ext. 3.  A directory of county boards of elections is available here.  

For more information, please contact Lenore Winfrey, senior administrative assistant of legal services, at (614) 540-4000.