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Make it a priority to vote in the 2019 November General Election.

 

– Where to vote in Cincinnati and Hamilton County the 2019 General Election on November 5?

– Who are the candidates for Cincinnati School Board and Hamilton County judges in the 2019 election?

– What is Levy 12, Levy 20, Levy 21 and Levy  22 in Cincinnati and will they raise taxes?

 

On November 5, 2019, residents of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in Ohio will vote in the general election. To ensure you can cast your votes for the candidates who best represent your opinions and priorities, view the information below, and learn more about your candidates.

 

Where do I vote on Election Day in Cincinnati and Hamilton County?
Election Day is November 5, 2019, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. You must cast your ballot at your designated polling.  Click below to find your designated polling location by typing in your address. Remember to bring an acceptable form of identification to the polls.

Find Your Location

 

You will need a new State of Ohio Compliant ID to fly by October 1, 2020.

 

Who are the candidates running for Judge in Hamilton County in November 2019?
Below is a list of running candidates for Hamilton County Municipal Court. Click their name to learn more information their experiences and platforms. 

 

Judge of Hamilton County Municipal Court – 1 to be elected – Unexpired term ending 1/2/2024
Janaya Trotter Bratton (D)
Elisa Murphy
(R)

 

Judge of Hamilton County Municipal Court – 1 to be elected per district – 6 year term
District 1
Dwane Mallory (D)

District 2
John K. Coleman (R)
Tyrone K. Yates (D)

District 3
Ted N. Berry (D)

District 4
Josh Berkowitz (R)
John Kennedy (D)

District 5
Kari L. Bloom (D)
Heather S. Russell (R)

District 6
Mike Peck (R)
Arica Underwood (D)

District 7
Gwen Bender (R)

 

Who are the candidates running for the Cincinnati School Board in November 2019?
Below is a list of running candidates for seats for the Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education. Click their name to learn about their experiences and platforms. 

 

Cincinnati City School District
Member of Board of Education – 3 to be elected – 4 year term
Eve Bolton
Marlen Brookfield
Heather M. Couch
Ozie Davis III (write-in)
Carolyn Jones
Ben Lindy

 

Member of Board of Education – 1 to be elected – Unexpired term ending 12-31-2021
Pamela Bowers
Gary Favors
Steve Mergerle 

 

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Where do I vote in Butler County? Warren County? Clermont County? Kenton County? Campbell County? Boone County?
Everyone can see a sample of their ballot for their specific community by following these steps.
1. Click Where Do I Vote. Type in your address and hit submit.
2. Your polling location will appear and at the bottom, you have the option to see Precinct Sample Ballot. Click View, and you will be able to see your community candidates and issues.

View All Community Candidates

 

What are the issues that will affect me?
#12 – Cincinnati Public Schools Tax Levy (Renewal)
The Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education unanimously placed a renewal of an existing $65.2 million, 10-year operating levy. If voters approve, the levy will sustain critical investments in CPS staff and schools.

#20 – Family Services & Treatment Programs Tax Levy (Renewal)
A renewal of a tax for the benefit of Hamilton County, Ohio for the purpose of supplementing the general fund to provide family services and treatment programs, including those currently provided by Talbert House, at a rate not exceeding thirty-four hundredths (0.34) mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to three and four-tenths cents ($0.034) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for five (5) years, commencing in 2019, first due in the calendar year 2020.

 

#21 – Developmental Disabilities Tax Levy (Renewal)
A renewal of a tax for the benefit of Hamilton County, Ohio for the purpose of providing funds for community mental retardation and developmental disabilities programs, including the operation and maintenance of schools, workshops, clinics, residential facilities and such other services at a rate not exceeding four and thirteen- hundredths (4.13) mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to forty-one and three- tenths cents ($0.413) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for five (5) years, commencing in 2019, first due in calendar year 2020.

 

#22 – Transit Tax
Shall Section 6c of Article VIII, “Taxation and Finance,” of the Charter of the City of Cincinnati be amended to eliminate 0.3% of the City’s earnings tax, if the electors of Hamilton County pass a sales and use tax for general revenues for Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority bus operations, bus capital improvements, and infrastructure improvements in Hamilton County, at an election on or before November 3, 2020.

View All Levies and Issues

 

Let’s vote! In Ohio, what is one acceptable form of identification I need to bring 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 the 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’s 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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