League of Women Voters
Making Democracy Work!
What are Primary Elections?
Before Republicans and Democrats (and Greens and Libertarians), can run against each other in the General Election held in November, they have to compete within their own party for that honor in the Primary Elections held in May.
Registered voters in Ohio can select the ballot for any ONE party and choose their favorite candidates for that party only. The winners for each party will go on to face the other parties' candidates in November.
It is not necessary to have previously declared a party, and party affiliation can be changed from previous declarations by simply voting on a different party ballot.
Who is on your Ballot?
Learn where candidates running for office in your community stand on the issues. You can print or email the information to use as a reference when you actually vote.
Visit vote411.org and enter your address to get a list of races in your area, the names of the candidates who are running for each office, and any details those candidates have shared with Vote411 about where they stand on specific issues.
Vote411 does not save your information.