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Early voting begins Wednesday in Special Congressional Primary Election for Ohio's 11th district

Early voting will take place on weekdays between July 7-23 and July 26-30, as well as from Saturday, July 31-Monday, August 2.

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The Special Primary Election for Ohio's 11th Congressional District won't officially take place until Tuesday, August 3. But those looking to cast their votes early can do so now, with Wednesday, July 7, marking the start of early voting.

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The early voting calendar for the Special Primary Election for Ohio's 11th Congressional District is as follows:

  • Weekdays (Monday through Friday) July 7-23: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Weekdays (Monday through Friday) July 26-30: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 31: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 1: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Monday, August 2: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Polling locations can be found on the Cuyahoga County's board of elections website.

The Special Election for Ohio's 11th Congressional District is to fill the seat that was vacated by Marcia Fudge earlier this year when she was confirmed as the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in President Joe Biden's administration. Fudge held the congressional seat, which represents portions of Cuyahoga County and Summit County in the Northeast part of the state, from 2008-2021.

Entering next month's primary, there are 13 Democratic candidates and two Republicans vying to replace Fudge. They are as follows:

Democrats

  • John E. Barnes Jr., former state rep.  
  • Shontel Brown, Cuyahoga County councilor
  • Jeff Johnson, former state senator  
  • Tariq Shabazz, U.S. Navy veteran  
  • Shirley Smith, former state senator  
  • Nina Turner, Our Revolution president and former state senator  
  • Martin Alexander
  • James Jerome Bell
  • Seth J. Corey
  • Will Knight
  • Pamela Pinkney
  • Isaac Powell
  • Lateek Shabazz

Republicans

  • Laverne Gore
  • Felicia Washington Ross

You can find more information on early voting and Ohio's Special Election on the board of elections website.