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Make it a priority to vote in the March Ohio Primary Election.

– When is the Ohio Primary Election?

– Who are the candidates in the 2020 election?

– Take a quiz to see which candidate agrees with you the most.


Ohio residents will vote in the primary election on March 17, 2020 and vote in the primaries. Learn more about the candidates to ensure your vote goes to the one who best represents your opinions and priorities.


Who are the current presidential candidates?
The Democratic Party Presidential candidates are:
Joe Biden
Michael Bloomberg

Pete Buttigieg
Tulsi Gabbard

Amy Klobuchar
Bernie Sanders
Tom Steyer
Elizabeth Warren


Many other office positions are up for election as well, including all 16 of Ohio’s congressional seats. For a complete list, visit


Important dates to remember:

  • Early voting: February 19 – March 16.
    Absentee ballots may be mailed, or voters may vote in person at the Hamilton County Board of Elections.
  • Presidential Primary Election in Ohio: March 17 (Polling hours – 6:30 a.m- 7:30 p.m.)
  • Presidential Election Day: November 3
  • Census Taker Job Fulfillment: Many job offers will be made between January and April 2020. Paid training begins between March and mid-May. From May through July, census takers will help collect responses from households that have not yet responded to the census. Other FAQ are available at


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


Which Democratic candidates share your views?
It is important to learn where all the candidates stand on various issues before casting your vote. But, which candidate agrees with you the most? Take a quiz to find out.
Which Democratic candidate agrees with you the most?


Democratic Party Debate Schedule
Debates are another good way to see which candidates have what it takes to be your president. Below you will find a list of Democratic Debates.


February 7, 2020 – ABC/WMUR Democratic Debate (8th Debate)
February 19, 2020 – MSNBC/NBC News Democratic Debate (9th Debate)
February 25, 2020 – CBS News Democratic Debate (10th Debate)
March 2020 – March Democratic Debate (11th Debate)
April 2020 – April Democratic Debate (12th Debate)


How do I register to vote in the March Primary?

The deadline to register for Ohio’s March primary was Feb. 18, 2020. You must have been registered to vote no later than 30 days before the election. For future reference, registration may be completed online through the Ohio Secretary of State. You must provide the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • Driver’s License or Ohio ID Card
  • Last four digits of Social Security number

If you prefer to register by mail, print out the Voter Registration form, complete it and take it to the Hamilton County Board of Elections located at 4700 Smith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45212.


Apply to become a 2020 Census worker today. 


Where do I vote in Hamilton County? Butler County? Warren County? Clermont County? Kenton County? Campbell County? Boone County?
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.


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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