Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

GOP mum, Majewski irate after AP story questions his characterization of military record

BY: - September 26, 2022

Republicans are holding their tongues after the Associated Press published a story indicating GOP congressional nominee J.R. Majewski exaggerated his service record. Majewski himself is lashing out at the AP, threatening to sue and insinuating they worked with his opponent U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-OH. On the campaign trail Majewski has presented himself as combat […]

COMMENTARY

Name-calling in politics grabs headlines, but it could backfire in the 2022 midterm elections

BY: - September 26, 2022

Spending on political advertising is setting records in the midterm elections. But evidence shows that negative messages might discourage voters from casting ballots altogether. As the 2022 midterms get closer, political attacks in campaign advertisements are on the rise. In November, Rep. Paul Gosar shared an anime cartoon video showing him physically attacking Rep. Alexandria […]

Affidavits: More pregnant minors who were raped denied Ohio abortions

BY: - September 22, 2022

At least two more minors made pregnant by sexual assault were forced to leave Ohio to avoid having their rapists’ babies, according to sworn affidavits filed by abortion providers. The affidavits were filed in Cincinnati as part of a lawsuit aimed at stopping enforcement of Ohio’s strict new abortion law, which it temporarily did last […]

‘Incredibly disappointing:’ Gov. DeWine, Vance say no to debates

BY: - September 22, 2022

Republicans running for the U.S. senate and governor’s office in Ohio declined to face their opponents in a debate, organizers announced Wednesday. Both incumbent Gov. Mike DeWine and U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance will not appear at the planned October forums hosted by the Ohio Debate Commission, an independent outfit with ties to media around […]

Ohio Supreme Court goes against Secretary of State, allows election-denier on ballot

BY: - September 21, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. COLUMBUS, Ohio — A QAnon conspiracy theorist and election-denier who had been barred by […]

J.D. Vance’s comments about Somali community spark pushback in Columbus

BY: - September 21, 2022

In an interview last year, Republican Senate nominee J.D. Vance brought up violence in a Somali community to defend his hardline stance on immigration policy. Columbus is home to the second largest Somali community in the country. Vance made the comments during an appearance on Jack Murphy Live last September. Murphy is an interesting character […]

GOP officials and a collegiate political scandal could nix Dem’s ballot slot in SE Ohio

BY: - September 21, 2022

An Athens County Democrat filed a lawsuit last week asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reverse a decision by the Republican Secretary of State and allow her onto the ballot in a southeast Ohio House district. The story of the ballot fight includes a scandal in Ohio University’s Student Senate, a primary election delayed by […]

COMMENTARY

An empowered electorate will face choices in 2022 election, candidates face reckoning

BY: - September 20, 2022

After the 2016 election, shellshocked women braced for the worst. A crude misogynist – and direct threat to reproductive, civil and human rights–was poised to make the next four years a living hell. The day after he was inaugurated president, more than four million women (and men) hit the streets in massive marches to decry […]

Trump rallies for slate of Ohio GOP candidates in Youngstown

BY: - September 19, 2022

Former President Donald Trump walked onto the stage in Youngstown to “I’m Proud to be an American.” During the last half of the song he simply stood there, squinting into the spotlights, closed smile plastered on his face, basking in the crowd’s applause. The back quarter of the 7,000-seat Covelli Centre was less than half […]

State constitutions have played second fiddle since the Civil War. Justice DeWine says that’s bad

BY: - September 19, 2022

In a speech last Tuesday, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine said that since the Civil War, state constitutions “too often” have become “secondary.”  In the same speech, he highlighted that due-process protections in the Ohio Constitution are different from those in the federal 14th Amendment, which was passed in the wake of the Civil […]

Feds to provide $50M in food assistance to Ohio

BY: - September 16, 2022

Ohio’s foodbanks say they’re desperate as summer is turning to fall. Demand has skyrocketed with increasing food costs at the same time that their resources have evaporated. And with current supply chain disruptions, they need to order food now if they hope to have it when winter comes. And even though the state is sitting […]

New poll: Gov. DeWine holds strong lead, Rep. Tim Ryan a narrow one

BY: - September 16, 2022

A new poll paints a familiar portrait of Ohio’s two major statewide races. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine holds a commanding lead in his reelection bid, while Democrat U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan has a slight edge in the race for U.S. Senate. Columbus-based lobbying firm The Montrose Group commissioned the survey of statewide races and campaign […]

Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Deadlines

September 23

Military & Overseas Absentee Voting Begins

October 11

Deadline to Register to Vote

October 12

Absentee Voting by Mail begins (ends November 7), Early In-Person Voting begins

November 5

Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot (Noon)

November 7

Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked by this date

November 8

General Election

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