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The Ohio Primary Election should be your priority.


– The 2020 Ohio Primary election has been extended to April 28.

– Ohioans must vote by mail with an absentee ballot.

– See a list of candidates in Hamilton County


Common Cause Ohio

How to vote by mail in Ohio 2020 Primary Election:

1) Request an absentee ballot for the 2020 Ohio Primary Election from the Hamilton County Board of Elections.
a. Call 513-632-7044 and leave a message with your name and address for a ballot to be mailed to you.
Request a ballot online.
c. Pick up a ballot between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday at Board of Elections located at 4700 Smith Road, 45212.


2) Ballots for the 2020 Ohio Primary Election must be received by April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
a. Ballots mailed in must be postmarked by April 27. Postage is required.
b. Ballots can be dropped off at the Hamilton County Board of Elections anytime in the 24-hour secure drive-up Drop-box.


3) Visit the Board of Elections for more information.



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In the meantime, learn about the candidates, races, endorsements, polling locations, ballots, issues and ID requirements for voting.


Voters in Hamilton County will cast their ballots for candidates to represent their political party in the November 2020 general election as well as Issue 7 for better bridges, roads and buses.


Issues and Races
Although many names appear on ballots throughout Hamilton County, many residents are closely watching Issue 7 and these contested races. To see a complete ballot you will receive when you enter a polling station, click here and enter your address. Find Sample Ballot


Issue 7 – Better bridges, roads, and buses.
A “yes” vote for Issue 7 supports authorizing the Hamilton County Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) to impose a 0.8% sales tax to raise revenue for infrastructure improvements and operating the Metro transportation system.

Are you voting YES for Issue 7?

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Presidential Candidates
Joe Biden (D)

Bernie Sanders (D)

*CNN March Democratic Debate is March 15, 2020.


Hamilton County Commissioner (Full term commencing 1-2-2021)
Alicia Reece (D)

Connie Pillich (D)

Kelli Prather (D)


Hamilton County Sheriff
Charmaine McGuffey (D)

Jim Neil (D)


Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney
Fanon Rucker (D)

Gabe Davis (D)


Hamilton County Recorder
Eric Wolterman (D)

Scott Crowley (D)

Maxwell D. Kinman (D)


Judge of the Common Pleas Drug Court Division
Nicole Sanders (D)

Christine A. Patel (D)


For Representative to Congress (1st District)
Nikki Foster (D)

Kate Shroder (D)


For State Representative (32nd District)
Catherine D. Ingram (Re-elect) (D)

Dadrien Washington (D)


2020 Endorsed Democrats in Hamilton County


See which candidates are endorsed by the Hamilton County Democratic Party.


See which candidates are endorsed by the Hamilton County Republican Party.


Be aware of Political ROBO Scam Calls.


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.)
  • Become a Poll Worker: Earn extra class and support your party and community by becoming a Poll Worker. Apply online.
  • November General Election Day: November 3


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


Apply to become a 2020 Census worker today. 


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