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.

Propelled by Trump endorsement, Vance wins GOP Senate primary

BY: - May 4, 2022

CINCINNATI — J.D. Vance, transformed from Trump-critic to Trump-candidate, will represent the GOP in Ohio’s election for an open seat in the U.S. Senate. The Yale Law grad turned venture capitalist won 31% of the vote, according to preliminary results late Tuesday from the Ohio Secretary of State, beating out his nearest of six competitors, […]

Tim Ryan takes Dem ticket in ‘marquee’ U.S. Senate race

BY: - May 4, 2022

Basing his campaign on hopes to reign in China and reduce partisanship in the U.S. Senate, Congressman Tim Ryan won his race against Morgan Harper and Traci Johnson for the Democratic nomination in unofficial results Tuesday night. Ryan easily slid past Harper with 70% of the vote, according to unofficial counts by the Ohio Secretary […]

Whaley cruises in Ohio Dem governor primary

BY: - May 4, 2022

DAYTON — The next Ohio governor will be from the Southwest portion of the state. Former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley scored an easy victory in Tuesday’s Democratic gubernatorial primary. The Associated Press called the race early in the evening as Whaley was leading former Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley by a margin of two to one. […]

Incumbent DeWine holds off challengers in Ohio GOP governor primary race

BY: - May 4, 2022

Incumbent Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine cruised to a primary win Tuesday, and now sets his sights on former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, his Democratic opponent in the 2022 race for governor this November. DeWine’s victory was never really in doubt thanks in large part to a crowded primary field that split the conservative wing of […]

Sec. of State blames rushed preparation period for rocky start to May 3 primary

BY: - May 4, 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. [/fullwidth]   The first primary election day in Ohio wasn’t completely smooth […]

GOP gubernatorial candidate shares photo of self in front of swastika

BY: - May 2, 2022

Update, 1:40 p.m.: After this article was published, Blystone removed the photo in question from social media. Also, a union depicted in the photo said it did not endorse Blystone and doesn’t know who’s holding the swastika.  A longshot candidate challenging Ohio’s incumbent governor in a Republican primary shared a photo of himself in front […]

Dueling endorsements in U.S. Senate primary underscore the fight for Ohio’s conservatives

BY: - May 2, 2022

Culture wars dominated Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel’s parting message to voters. He cut a swath through the state last weekend, visiting churches in Dayton, Toledo, Columbus and Cincinnati alongside his highest profile supporter, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX. On the campaign trail, on debate stages and on tv ads, Mandel has returned to a […]

Ohio Redistricting Commission will talk legislative maps May 4

BY: - April 29, 2022

The Ohio Redistricting Commission will reconvene next week for the first time since the state supreme court rejected their fourth attempt at legislative maps April 14. In a letter to his fellow ORC co-chair state Sen. Vernon Sykes, House Speaker Bob Cupp said it is “unwise” and “not feasible” for the commission to meet before […]

Justice DeWine may have a conflict, but he calls his colleagues “rogue”

BY: - April 28, 2022

In a case that might be seen as throwing stones from a glass house, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine earlier this month tore into four of his colleagues when he wrote a dissenting opinion. “With each iteration of these cases, it becomes more evident that a rogue majority is simply exercising raw political power,” […]

Less than a week from Election Day, why are so many Republicans undecided?

BY: - April 28, 2022

Amid the maniacal bids to out-conservative one another, and the near fisticuffs, perhaps the most abiding feature of this year’s Republican U.S. Senate primary has been voters’ uncertainty. In a crowded field it might seem that voters would have an easy time finding a candidate whose message resonates. Instead, the limited polling available keeps showing […]

LaRose says Dems might wreck election integrity, touts Trump, who’s suspected of election fraud

BY: - April 27, 2022

Ohio’s top elections official on Sunday tweeted that if Democrats win in Ohio they might undermine secure elections. Then he boasted of an endorsement from someone who is himself under investigation for possible election fraud. It might demonstrate the needle Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is trying to thread as he runs on a […]

Court challengers push contempt charges against redistricting commission

BY: - April 27, 2022

Anti-gerrymandering groups are again asking the Ohio Supreme Court to determine if the Ohio Redistricting Commission should be held in contempt, and to force the commission to meet by the end of the week to redraw legislative maps. The ACLU, on behalf of several groups including the League of Women Voters of Ohio and the […]

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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