Make it a priority to vote in the 2017 November Cincinnati Election.

On November 7, 2017 residents of Cincinnati will vote to elect a mayor nine City Council Members.   To ensure you can cast your votes for the candidates who best represent your views and priorities, click here to confirm that they are registered to vote

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Voting Guide Live: For New & Experienced Voters

Voting on Election Day – November 7, 2017, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
On Election Day, you must cast your ballot at your designated polling.  Click Where Do I Vote? to find your designated polling location.

All voters in Ohio must bring one form of acceptable identification to the polls:

– A current (not expired) and valid photo identification card issued by the State of Ohio or the U.S. government (includes Ohio Driver License or Ohio ID Card); or
A current (not expired) military identification (‘military ID’)
A current* utility bill (includes cell phone bill), an original or copy; or
A current* bank statement, an original or copy; or
A current* government check, an original or copy; or
A current* paycheck, an original or copy; or
A current* other government** or school document, an original or copy.

*dated within last 12 months and shows voter’s name and current address.
**does NOT include a voter registration acknowledgment notification mailed by the board of elections.

A voter presenting an Ohio driver license or Ohio ID card that shows voter’s former address is permitted to cast a regular ballot so long as the voter’s current residential address is printed in the official poll list of registered voters for that precinct.

Voters who do not have any of the above forms of identification, including a Social Security number, will still be able to vote by signing an affirmation statement swearing to the voter’s identity under penalty of election falsification and casting a provisional ballot.  

Learn More About the Candidates
In addition to electing the next Mayor of Cincinnati and City Councilors, voters will also elect several other state and local officials. 

Mayoral Candidates:
John Cranley (D)
Yvette Simpson (D)

City of Cincinnati Member of Council (You cannot vote for more than 9):

Derek Bauman Seth Maney (R)
Erica L. Black – Johnson David Mann (D)
Cristina Burcica Amy Murray (R)
Ozie Davis (D) Jeff Pastor (R)
Tamaya Dennard (D) Kelli Prather
Michelle Dillingham (D) Laure Quinlivan
Tonya Dumas Chris Seelbach (D)
Manuel Foggie P.G. Sittenfield (D)
Henry Frondorf Christopher E.C. Smitherman
Brian Garry Tamie Sullivan
Lesley Jones (D) Wendell Young (D)
Greg Landsman (D)

Cincinnati City School District Board of Education (Vote no more than 4):

Jacqueline Amos Renee Hevia (D)
Melanie Bates Ryan Messer (D)
David Brenner Daniel Minera
Ericka Copeland-Dansby Kareem Moffett
Gary Favors Mike Moroski (D)
Christine Fisher Kathy Young (D)
Marcia A. Futel

Hamilton County Municipal Court Judges:

William Mallory (D) Judge Brad Greenberg District 5 (R)
Fannon Rucker District 1 (D) Judge Bernie Bouchard District 6 (R)
Elisa Murphy District 2  (R) Judge Gwen Bender District 7 (R)
Alan Triggs District 2 (D) Julia Collier District 7 (D)
Judge Curt Kissinger District 4 (R)  Judge Jackie Ginocchio District 7 (R)
Darlene Rogers District 4 (D)

Click here for a full list of Official Candidates by community. 

Get to know a few issues on the ballot that may affect you:

#1 Crime Victims Bill of Rights
To repeal and replace the existing language in Section 10a of Article I of the Constitution of the State of Ohio. Issue 1 will alter the state constitution to significantly expand the rights of victims in Ohio. The law would ensure that crime victims have a meaningful role throughout criminal and juvenile justice systems.

It would provide crime victims with specific constitutional rights, including the right to be treated with fairness and respect for the victim’s safety, dignity, and privacy; to be notified about and present at proceedings; to be heard at proceedings involving release, plea, sentencing, disposition, or parole of the accused; to a prompt conclusion of the case; to reasonable protection from the accused; to be notified about release or escape of the accused; to refuse an interview or deposition at the request of the accused; and to receive restitution from the individual who committed the criminal offense.


#2 The Drug Price Relief Act
To require state agencies to not pay more for prescription drugs than the federal Department of Veterans Affairs and require state payment of attorney fees and expenses to specific individuals for defense of the law” Prohibits the state from buying any prescription drug from a drug manufacturer for a price over the lowest price paid for the drug by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


#3 – Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Levy Renewal
A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the County of Hamilton, Ohio, for the purpose of supplementing the general fund to provide funds for the alcohol, drug addiction and mental health services district for the operation of mental health programs and the acquisition, construction, renovation, financing, maintenance and operations of mental health facilities.


#4 – Indigent Care Levy
A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the County of Hamilton, Ohio, for the purpose of supplementing the general fund to provide health and hospitalization services, including University Hospital, now known as University of Cincinnati Medical Center.


#5 – Senior Services Tax Levy Increase & Renewal
A renewal of the existing levy to constitute a tax for the benefit of the County of Hamilton, Ohio, for the purpose of supplementing the general fund to provide or maintain senior citizens services or facilities, including a system of home care through the Council on Aging or other service provider(s) for elderly residents, including but not limited to: housekeeping, personal care, respite services (for caregivers), home repair, maintenance, medical transportation, adult day care, home delivered meals, chore services, legal counseling, adult protective services, durable medical equipment.  


#24 – Cincinnati City School District Levy Renewal
Shall a levy renewing an existing levy be imposed by the Cincinnati City School District, County of Hamilton, Ohio, for the purpose of providing for the emergency requirements of the school district.

View a full list of the Levies and Issues that will appear on various ballots throughout Hamilton County


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