While there has been plenty of confusion about legislative district lines and the impact on our voting dates, Ohio will be holding the May 3 primary election.
Be sure to take advantage of your constitutional right to vote! Early voting has already begun, with almost 12,000 votes cast statewide so far, according to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office.
In addition to the ability to vote in person on Election Day itself – May 3 – Ohio, offers in-person early voting through May 2 and absentee voting by mail (ballot request due by April 30). Find out details about voting here. You can also view your own sample ballot at the same link.
The May 3 ballot will include the following races on the primary ballot:
The offices of State Senator, State Representative, and Member of State Central Committee will not appear on the May 3 Primary Election ballot. The date for a second primary election has not yet been confirmed, but is likely to be held August 2, as redistricting maps for these races are still before state and federal courts.
In fact, the Ohio Supreme Court on April 14 in a 4-3 decision again struck down the fourth General Assembly redistricting plan drawn by the Ohio Redistricting Commission and gave the commission until May 6 to draw an entirely new plan.