Election Day has arrived!
Ohio voters are heading to the polls to decide a series of issues -- including numerous school levies and congressional battles. There's also the contentious Issue 1 (read more about it) and a battle to determine our state's next governor.
There's a lot to take in, but we've got your back.
WHEN CAN I VOTE?
The polls are open Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. throughout Ohio. Follow our live updates from Election Day HERE.
WHERE IS MY POLLING LOCATION?
Not sure where you're supposed to vote? CLICK HERE to find your polling place.
NEED A RIDE TO THE POLLS?
If you don't have your own transportation to get out and vote, Lyft and Uber are offering their passengers discounted rates and free rides during election day. Read more about it HERE.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING SO I CAN VOTE?
You need to have a form of ID with you to cast a ballot on election day. Acceptable forms of identification include the following (as listed by the Secretary of State's site):
- An unexpired Ohio driver's license or state identification card with present or former address so long as the voter's present residential address is printed in the official list of registered voters for that precinct.
- A military identification.
- A photo identification that was issued by the United States government or the state of Ohio that contains the voter's name and current address with an expiration date that has not passed.
- An original or copy of a current utility bill with the voter's name and present address.
- An original or copy of a current bank statement with the voter's name and present address.
- An original or copy of a current government check with the voter's name and present address.
- An original or copy of a current paycheck with the voter's name and present address.
- An original or copy of a current other government document (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by the board of elections) that shows the voter's name and present address.
WHAT IF I FORGET MY ID?
You can cast a provisional ballot by providing your Ohio driver's license or state identification number OR the last four digits of your Social Security number. "Once the information is reviewed and verified by the board of elections, your ballot will be counted."
But... There's more.
"If you do not provide one of the above documents or your driver’s license/state identification number or the last four digits of your Social Security number at the precinct, you will still be able to vote using a provisional ballot. However, in order for that ballot to be counted, you must return to the board of elections no later than seven days following Election Day to provide a qualifying form of identification."
WHERE CAN I WATCH FOR RESULTS?
We will showcase live results all night long after the polls close HERE. We will also have live streaming coverage online and social media with up-to-the-minute results on Channel 3 all evening long. Be sure to follow WKYC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for our complete coverage.
WHEN IS THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?
We have two more years before we have another presidential election. That date is Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.
CAN I POST A PHOTO OF MY BALLOT ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Don't post your ballot or a selfie with your ballot on social media. (HERE's why).
WHAT RACES ARE ON THE BALLOT?
Below, we have compiled a long list of the races Ohio voters will be deciding on election day. If you want to see a sample of your local ballot, CLICK HERE.
- Sherrod Brown - Incumbent U.S. Sen.
- Jim Renacci - U.S. Rep from Ohio's 16th district
- Philena Farley - Information technician, running unopposed
- Jim Jordan - Incumbent U.S. Rep.
- Aftab Pureval - Hamilton County Clerk of Courts
- Dirk Kubala - Realtor
- Bill Johnson - Incumbent U.S. Rep.
- Shawna Roberts - Mother and former beekeeper
- Bob Gibbs - Incumbent U.S. Rep.
- Ken Harbaugh - U.S. Navy veteran
- Marcy Kaptur - Incumbent U.S. Rep.
- Steve Kraus - Former State Rep. from Ohio's 89th district
- Marcia Fudge - Incumbent U.S. Rep.
- Beverly Goldstein - Ph.D., former college professor
- Troy Balderson - Incumbent U.S. Rep.
- Danny O'Connor - Franklin County Recorder
- Tim Ryan - Incumbent U.S. Rep.
- Chris DePizzo - Attorney
- Susan Moran Palmer - Businesswoman
- Anthony Gonzalez - Former Ohio State & NFL football player
- Richard Cordray - Former Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Running mate: Betty Sutton - Former U.S. Rep. from Ohio's 13th district
- Mike DeWine - Attorney General of Ohio and former U.S. Sen. from Ohio
- Running mate: Jon Husted - Secretary of State of Ohio
- Constance Gadell Newton - Former Co-Chair of the Ohio Green Party, running unopposed
- Running mate: Brett R. Joseph - Attorney and environmental educator
- Travis Irvine - Activist
- Running mate: Todd Grayson - Perrysburg City Councilman
OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL
- Steve Dettlebach - Former U.S. Attorney from the Northern District of Ohio
- Dave Yost - Auditor of Ohio
OHIO SECRETARY OF STATE
- Kathleen Clyde - State Rep. from Ohio's 75th district
- Frank LaRose - State Sen. from Ohio's 27th district
- Rob Richardson - Attorney
- Robert Sprague - State Rep. from Ohio's 83rd district
- Paul Curry - Financial advisor, running unopposed
- Zack Space - Former U.S. Rep. from Ohio's 18th district
- Keith Faber - State Rep. from Ohio's 84th district and former President of the Ohio Senate
- Robert Coogan - Former businessman
OHIO BOARD OF EDUCATION
- Charles Froelhlich (incumbent)
- Jeanine Donaldson
- Vicki Donovan-Lyle
- Kirsten Hill
- W. Roger Knight
- Sue Larimer
- Melissa Danham
- John Hagan
- Kathleen Purdy
- Sharon Sweda - Real estate worker
- Nathan Manning - State Rep. from Ohio's 55th district
- Homer Taft - Property manager
- Sandra Williams - Incumbent State Sen.
- Thomas Pekarek
- Nickie Antonio - State Rep. from Ohio's 13th district
- Steve Flores
- Kenny Yuko - Incumbent State Senate Minority Leader
- William Faehnrich
- Adam VanHo - Attorney
- Kristina Daley Roegner - State Rep. from Ohio's 37th district
- Lauren Friedman - U.S. Navy veteran
- Kirk Schuring - Speaker pro tempore of the Ohio House of Representatives and former State Sen. from 29th district
- Jay Hottinger - Incumbent State Sen.
- Melinda Miller - Businesswoman
- Scott Wiggam - Incumbent State Rep.
- Kevin Barnet - Former businessman and activist
- Elizabeth Thomas - Small business owner
- Phil Robinson - Businessman
- Jim Trakas - Former State Rep. from Ohio's 17th district
- Tom Patton - Incumbent State Rep.
- Aziz Ahmad - Educator
- Janine Boyd - Incumbent State Rep.
- Joe Miller
- Stephanie Howse - Incumbent State Rep.
- Shalira Taylor - Republican aide
- Michael J. Skindell - State Sen. from Ohio's 23rd district
- Jay Carson - Attorney
- Bride Rose Sweeney - Daughter of outgoing State Rep. Martin Sweeney
- Ryan McClain - Activist
- Jeffrey A. Crossman - Parma City Councilman
- Kevin Kussmaul - Businessman
- Dave Greenspan - Incumbent State Rep.
- Emilia Sykes - Incumbent State Rep.
- Josh Sines - Former Bailiff
- Anthony DeVitis - Incumbent State Rep
- Tim Piatt - Attorney
- Casey Weinstein - U.S. Air Force veteran
- Mike Rasor - Stow City Councilman
- Cassie Gabelt - U.S. Navy veteran
- Reggie Stoltzfus - Business owner
- Joe Miller - Amherst City Councilman
- Rob Weber
- Rick Walker - Business owner
- Jamie Callender - Former State Rep. from Ohio's 62nd district
- Michael J. O'Brien - Incumbent State Rep.
- Martha Yoder - Business owner
- Randi Clites - Healthcare volunteer and activist
- Jim Lutz
- Jeremiah Johnson - Former Sugarcreek Village Councilman
- Brett Hudson Hillyer - Uhrichsville City Law Director and Prosecutor
STATEWIDE ISSUE 1
- Ohioans will be asked to decide if they want to pass a constitutional amendment to make offenses related to drug possession and use no more than misdemeanors. Confused about the issue? We explain it in depth HERE.
- Ashtabula County - 1.5 mil additional levy
- Avon Lake - 16.32 mil substitute levy
- Avon - 1.25 mil renewal levy
- Beachwood - 5.9 mil additional levy
- Beaver - 4.723 renewal levy
- Black River - 1.4 mil additional levy
- Brooklyn - 6.9 mil additional levy
- Buckeye - 1 mil renewal levy
- Crestview - 0.5 mil combined levy
- Dover - 8.9 mil additional levy
- East Holmes - 1.02 mil substitute levy
- Elyria - 4.95 mil renewal levy
- Euclid - 10.1 mil renewal levy
- Fairview Park - 7.5 mil renewal levy
- Field - 1 mil additional levy
- Firelands - 0.5 mil combined levy
- Garaway - 4 mil additional levy
- Gibonsburg - 1 mil renewal levy
- Indian Valley - Bond issue for athletic sites
- Garrettsville Garfield - 1.5 percent income tax increase
- Jefferson Area - 5 mil renewal levy
- Lakeland Community College - 28-year bond issue
- Lexington - 0.5 mil combined levy
- Lorain County - 0.75 mil additional levy
- Loudonville-Perrysville - 1.5 mil renewal levy
- Madison - 1 mil renewal levy
- Manchester - 6.9 mil renewal levy
- Marlington - Bond issue for new elementary school & other improvements
- Monroeville - 1.8 mil renewal levy
- New London - 2.9 mil additional levy
- New Philadelphia - 5.9 mil renewal levy
- Nordonia Hills - 6.98 mil additional levy
- North Royalton - 16.5 mil renewal levy
- Norton - 0.5 percent income tax increase
- Norwalk - 4.85 mil renewal levy
- Oberlin - Bond issue to renovate school buildings
- Parma - 4.5 mil additional levy
- Rootstown - 0.25 percent income tax increase
- Shelby - Bond issue to improve school buildings
- Streetsboro - 7.5 mil additional levy
- Strongsville - 7.9 mil additional levy
- Tallmadge - 7.4 mil additional levy
- United - 3 mil renewal levy
- Warrensville Heights - 4.5 mil combined levy
- Waterloo - 9.75 mil additional levy
- West Holmes - 2.5 mil renewal levy
- Willougby-Eastlake (2):
- 3.9 mil renewal levy
- 4.81 mil renewal levy
- Windham - 11.17 mil renewal levy
- Woodridge - 8.18 mil additional levy