2018 Voter Resource Guide
Election day is Tuesday, November 6th, and early voting is already underway in Ohio. Do you have the information you need to vote this year?
Your choices at the polls
Ohio voters will see one statewide issue on the ballot as well as one race for U.S. Senate and races for all 16 of the state's U.S. Representatives. Here are the races with links to more in-depth coverage of each:
- Issue 1 is a statewide ballot issue that would amend the Ohio constitution, reducing a felony charge of obtaining, possessing, or using drugs to a misdemeanor; it would also reduce sentences of drug offenders who participate in rehabilitative, work, or educational programming. Click here for a range of stories about Issue 1.
- Ohio will elect a U.S. Senator. Democrat incumbent Sherrod Brown is trying to retain his seat. He faces Republican Jim Renacci, who is giving up his U.S. House seat to run for Senate. You can hear each candidate's response to eight questions in this video.
- In the race for Ohio governor, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is the Republican candidate. Former AG Richard Cordray is the Democratic candidate. Whoever wins will replace Republican John Kasich, who has held the office for the maximum two, four-year terms. There are two third party candidates running as well. You can watch extended interviews with them here.
- Current Auditor Dave Yost, a Republican, is running to replace DeWine as attorney general. Former U.S. Attorney Steve Dettelbach is the Democrat. This debate provides opportunities to hear from both.
- When Yost vacates the Auditor's post, either Democrat Zack Space or Republican Keith Faber will take over.
- Current state treasurer Josh Mandel is ending his second term. Republican Rep. Robert Sprague of Findlay and Democrat Rob Richardson of Cincinnati are vying to replace him. You can learn more about the candidates here.
- Secretary of State Jon Husted is Mike DeWine's running mate for governor. Both candidates pursuing the seat he's vacating are from Northeast Ohio: Democrat Kathleen Clyde and Republican Frank LaRose.
In addition to the statewide executive offices there are state legislative races, state supreme court and other local races. You can find more infomation on many of the races from the non-partisan League of Women Voter's election guide.
For WKSU’s full coverage of this year’s issues and candidates, go to our Balance of Power page to find out more about Election 2018.
Interactive voter information map
For information on where and when to vote, absentee voter information and the issues on your ballot, the following interactive map provides you with links to the 22 county boards of elections in Northeast Ohio. Just click on your county, then click on the link.
Are you registered?
To check if you are registered to vote, go to the Ohio voter lookup page, where you can enter your name to see if you are already registered. The deadline to register to vote was October 9th.
You can also vote early, in person, at your designated polling location. Check the Ohio voting schedule to find out when polls will be open.