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Make it a priority to vote in the 2018 November General Election.

On November 6, 2018, residents of Cincinnati will vote in the general election.   To ensure you can cast your votes for the candidates who best represent your views and priorities, click here to confirm that you are registered to vote.


Do you need a ride to the polls? Uber is giving registered voters free rides! All you have to do is the following:
1. Update your Uber app to the most recent version
2. Enter the Election Day promo code in your app. *This code will be made available to users in their app on Election Day.
3. Request your ride using their polling place locator, right in the Uber app.
Additional information can be found on Uber



Voting on Election Day – November 6, 2018, 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.


Learn More About the Candidates
In addition to electing the next Governor and Attorney General, voters will also elect several other state and local officials.

U.S. Senator:
Sherrod Brown (D)

Jim Renacci (R)


Governor and Lieutenant Governor:
Richard Cordray & Betty Sutton (D)
Mike DeWine & Jon Husted (R)


State Senator:
Cecil Thomas (D)
Tom Chandler (R)


Treasurer of State:
Rob Richardson (D)
Robert Sprague (R)


Representative to Congress:
Aftab Pureval (D) – 1st District
Jill Schiller (D) – 2nd District
Brad Wenstrup (R) – 2nd District
Steve Chabot (R) – 1st District


State Representatives: 
Brigid Kelly (D) – 31st District
Carrie R. Davis (D) – 29th District
Catherine Ingram (D) – 32nd District
Christine Fisher (D) – 27th District
Clayton Adams (D) – 30th District
Jessica E. Miranda (D) – 28th District

Sedrick Denson (D) – 33rd District
Jonathan Dever (R) – 28th District
Judith Boyce (R) – 33rd District
Louis W. Blessing III (R) – 29th District
Marilyn Tunnat (R) – 32nd District
Tom Brinkman (R) – 27th District
William J. Seitz (R) – 30th District


County Commissioner
Stephanie Summerow Dumas (D)
Chris Monzel (R)


County Auditor
Dusty Rhodes (D)
Nancy Aichholz (R)


Justice of the Supreme Court
Judge Melody J. Stewart (D)
Judge Michael P. Donnelly (D)
Judge Craig Baldwin (R)
Judge Mary DeGenaro (R)


Judge of the Court of Appeals
Candace Crouse (D)
Ginger Bock (D)
Judge Marilyn Zayas  (D)
Pierre Bergeron (D)

Charles Miller (R)
Dale Stalf (R)
Dennis Deters (R)
Robert C. Winkler   (R)


Judge Court of Common Pleas
Pavan V. Parikh (D)
Terry Nestor (D)
Thomas O. Beridon (D)
Arica L. Underwood (D)
Curt C. Hartman (R)
Leslie Ghiz (R)
Lisa Allen (R)
Steven Martin  (R)


Member of State Board Education
Pat Burns

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 To Reduce Penalties for Crimes of Obtaining, Possessing, and Using Illegal Drugs
Require sentence reductions of incarcerated individuals, except individuals incarcerated for murder, rape, or child molestation, by up to 25% if the individual participates in rehabilitative, work, or educational programming.

Mandate that criminal offenses of obtaining, possessing, or using any drug such as fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, and other controlled substances cannot be classified as a felony, but only a misdemeanor. Prohibits jail time as a sentence for obtaining, possessing, or using such drugs until an individual’s third offense within 24 months. Allows an individual convicted of obtaining, possessing, or using any such drug prior to the effective date of the amendment to ask a court to reduce the conviction to a misdemeanor, regardless of whether the individual has completed the sentence.


#9 – Hamilton County Children’s Services Levy
Supplement the general fund to provide support for children services and the care and placement of children for three years.


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

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.



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