To our Ohio family,
In preparation for the midterm election on November 8, we have prepared the following state voter guide to help you navigate and prepare for Election Day: where to vote; how to vote; and what’s on your ballot. We hope you find this guide helpful!
Please use this guide and share it with people who need it. An educated voter is a smart voter! Vote Smart!
Election Guide 2022:
Voter Registration Information:
Need to get registered, request an absentee ballot, or find your local polling place? All of that information and more can be found here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/voter-registration/OH
Need to contact your local election office for questions about your registration, ballot, polling place, or any other elections question? Find all their contact information here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/offices/OH
Congressional Elections: 16 seats for the U.S. House of Representatives and one seat for the U.S. Senate are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
Notable races include:
John Cheng, Matthew Esh, Stephen Faris, Shane Hoffman, Tim Ryan, LaShondra Tinsley, and J.D. Vance are running for the U.S. Senate.
Gubernatorial Elections: Mike DeWine, Tim Grady, Craig Patton, Renea Turner, Marshall Usher, and Nan Whaley are running for governor this year. See the full list of candidates running here:
State Legislature Elections: 99 seats for the Ohio House of Representatives and 17 seats for the Ohio Senate are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
Statewide Elections: Offices for Attorney General, Secretary of State, Auditor, Treasurer, and State Board of Education districts 2, 3, 4, 9, and 10 are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
State Judicial Elections: Three justices are up for election this year from the Ohio Supreme Court. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
Here are the statewide ballot measures appearing on your November ballot:
Ohio Determining Bail Amount Based on Public Safety Amendment: Proposing to amend Section 9 of Article I of the Constitution of the State of Ohio to eliminate the requirement that the amount and conditions of bail be established pursuant to Section 5(b) of Article IV of the Constitution of the State of Ohio, and instead allow the courts to use factors such as public safety, including the seriousness of the offense, and a person's criminal record, the likelihood a person will return to court, and any other factor the General Assembly may prescribe.
Ohio Citizenship Voting Requirement Amendment: Proposing to amend Section 1 of Article V, Section 3 of Article X, and Section 3 of Article XVIII of the Constitution of the State of Ohio to prohibit local governments from allowing persons who lack the qualifications of an elector to vote in local elections.
See the full list of all 2022 national statewide ballot measures here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/ballot-measures/2022
Happy Election Season!
The Vote Smart Team