CLEVELAND — It's here!
Ohio's primary election has officially arrived -- and we're tracking a number of big races on the May 3 ballot. From the race to be Ohio's next governor to the crowded contest to replace outgoing U.S Sen. Rob Portman, there's a lot of national interest in the outcome of today's election.
So what's happening at the polls? Explore the story below to see time-stamped updates throughout election day, which will also include results as they come in after the polls close at 7:30 p.m. Be sure to refresh this story often as the most-recent information will appear at the top.
1:45 a.m. Here's a look at who one their respective primaries in each of Northeast Ohio's nine U.S. House districts, including potential November toss-ups in Districts 9 and 13.
11:45 p.m. Former East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer has defeated James Hemphill to win the GOP nod for Ohio's 11th Congressional District. Brewer will face Rep. Shontel Brown in November.
11:30 p.m. Here's a look at some election recap coverage from our 3News team during What's Next:
And Lydia Esparra had more on Ohio's 11th Congressional District battle, with Rep. Shontel Brown again defeating Nina Turner.
10:45 p.m. She may not have won her bid to Congress, but Nina Turner made it clear that her political career is far from over. Turner said she plans to "shake up the entire country in 2024," proceeding to name off some of the early presidential primary states.
10:38 p.m. Let's check some other races of note around the area and state tonight:
--In the race for Cuyahoga County Executive, Chris Ronayne is leading Tariq Shabazz for the Democratic nomination. Ronayne has talled just over 30,000 votes to 14,500 for Shabazz. The winner will face Lee Weingart in November. Weingart ran unopposed for the GOP nod.
--For Ohio Secretary of State, incumbent Frank LaRose topped conservative challenger John Adams, who questioned the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election. LaRose will face Democrat Chelsea Clark in November.
--Incumbent Rep. David Joyce won the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Ohio's 14th Congressional District. Joyce will face Democrat Matt Kilboy.
--Trump-backed Madison Gesiotto Gilbert was the GOP winner for Ohio's 13th Congressional District. Gilbert will square off against former Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes, who ran unopposed for the Democratic nod.
10:22 p.m. Shontel Brown has once again defeated Nina Turner to take the Democratic nomination for Ohio's 11th Congressional District. Brown defeated Turner last August in the special primary for the 11th seat, then beat Laverne Gore in November to win election to Congress. She will be looking to win her first full term in the House of Representatives this fall against either Eric Brewer or James Hemphill.
10:17 p.m. NBC News reporter Henry J. Gomez caught up with Donald Trump Jr. following J.D. Vance's victory in the GOP U.S. Senate race. Vance's campaign was bolstered by the endorsement of the former president. "I couldn't be happier about J.D.'s victory tonight," Trump Jr. told Gomez. "J.D. represents a new generation of conservative fighters in the vein of my father who understand that the time for talking is over."
10:06 p.m. With more than 50% of precincts reporting, Rep. Shontel Brown continues to hold the lead over Nina Turner in the battle to represent Ohio's 11th Congressional District. Brown has talled over 22,000 votes to just over 12,000 for Turner.
9:50 p.m. J.D. Vance is holding his victory speech in Cincinnati. You can watch his remarks in the player below.
9:37 p.m. J.D. Vance has capitalized on an endorsement by former President Donald Trump to win the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate. Vance will face Tim Ryan in November's election.
9:33 p.m. 3News' Stephanie Haney and Mark Naymik have a live update with results and analysis of Election 2022. Watch below:
9:26 p.m. Former Trump aide Max Miller has won the GOP nomination to represent Ohio's 7th Congressional District, which includes parts of Cuyahoga and Medina counties.
9:22 p.m. Former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is holding her victory speech after winning the Democratic nomination for Ohio governor.
9:15 p.m. More results have come in from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in the race for the 11th Congressional District. Rep. Shontel Brown continues to hold a 70%-30% lead over Nina Turner. Brown has tallied over 12,000 votes to just over 5,000 for Turner.
8:50 p.m. The Associated Press has projected that former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley will win the Democratic nomination for Ohio Governor, defeating former Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley. She will face off against incumbent Mike DeWine in this fall's general election.
8:45 p.m. Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted are speaking in Columbus following their victory in the GOP primary.
8:43 p.m. In the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, the Ohio Secretary of State's office reports that Trump-backed J.D. Vance holds the lead over Josh Mandel and Matt Dolan.
Vance has tallied 57,416 votes, with Mandel second at 47,371 votes. Dolan is in third place with 44,150 votes.
8:40 p.m. Looking at the Ohio Secretary of State's voting results in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor, Nan Whaley is leading John Cranley by a 67% to 33% margin. Whaley has talled over 84,000 votes so far, to just over 40,000 for Cranley.
8:35 p.m. Rep. Tim Ryan is speaking in Columbus after his victory in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate.
8:22 p.m. Here is a quick look at some of the early numbers from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections on some races of note:
Rep. Shontel Brown leads Nina Turner in the battle to represent Ohio's 11th Congressional District by a margin of 8,102 votes to 3,462, a roughly 70% to 30% advantage.
Also, in the race for the GOP nod for the U.S. Senate, Matt Dolan is doing the best so far in Cuyahoga County, leading with 3,054 votes. Josh Mandel is second with 1,422 votes, with J.D. Vance close behind with 1,414 votes.
8:17 p.m. The Associated Press has declared Mike DeWine the winner of the GOP Primary for Governor of Ohio. DeWine had previously been declared the winner by NBC News.
8:00 p.m. Rep. Tim Ryan has been declared the winner in the race for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate. Ryan defeated defeated progressive former consumer protection attorney Morgan Harper and Columbus activist and tech exec Traci Johnson. He will await the winner of the GOP race for a showdown in November's general election.
Ryan is scheduled to give remarks on Facebook Live sometime in the next 30 minutes.
7:30 p.m. The polls have officially closed in Ohio. Track the result of races from across the area by clicking here.
5:15 p.m. Here are some primary election updates from our 3News reporters:
Neil Fischer has a look at the problems some voters in Cuyahoga County were facing this morning:
Mark Naymik takes a look at the key races this evening and what we might expect:
And Lynna Lai checks in with an up-close look at the race for Ohio governor:
4:30 p.m. As we move our way through the afternoon of this primary election day, here are some links to stories featuring some of the day's key races:
- CONGRESSIONAL PREVIEW: In Ohio, US House rematch between Rep. Shontel Brown and Nina Turner again tests progressive clout
- GUBERNATORIAL PREVIEW: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine faces test of far right's sway
- US SENATE PREVIEW: Election 2022: Voters to decide Ohio's heated Senate primary
11:40 a.m. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose shares this update from the Command Center:
8:20 a.m. The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections offers a tweet with some clarification:
8:10 a.m. The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections follows up on the ballot scanning issues with this message for voters:
8:03 a.m. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose talks with 3News' Carmen Blackwell about the reported issues at some polling locations:
“Our command center has gotten some reports of problems with the check-in poll pads at Cuyahoga County voting locations," he said. "Effectively, it’s an iPad-type device that’s used to check a voter in when they arrive."
LaRose said the backup plan in situations like this is the old-school paper method, which could result in a slightly longer check-in time.
“We’re not getting any reports of long lines at polling locations, so there’s no reason to be concerned about going out and voting," he continued. "It may take a few extra minutes, so do be patient with your poll workers.”
8 a.m. Some polling locations in Cuyahoga County are reporting the scanners that read the ballot stub numbers are not working, according to Mike West of the Board of Elections. He said poll workers are instead entering voter stub numbers manually. This does not prevent a person from voting and West says their teams are working to fix the situation. It also appears there's a similar issue happening in Northwest Ohio as reported by Amy Steigerwald of WTOL.
7:45 a.m. The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections announces they are working to resolve an issue with the electronic poll books.
"When voters are issued ballots the poll workers record the stub number," the Board of Elections said in a tweet. "The electronic poll books that are used to scan and record ballot stub numbers are not automatically recording the stub numbers. This does not affect the ability of voters to cast ballots."
6:30 a.m. The polls are open throughout Ohio. They will be open for the next 13 hours, closing at 7:30 p.m.
5:35 a.m. There are multiple candidates vying to unseat Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. 3News' Jasmine Monroe has an update:
5:30 a.m. Time check! Polls open in one hour.
5:02 a.m. Here's an update on today's election from 3News' Jasmine Monroe:
4:30 a.m. If you're planning to vote in today's election, polls open throughout Ohio in just two hours.
4 a.m. Where is your polling place? What's on the ballot? How can you watch for results? We break it all down for you with our election day voter guide HERE.
3:30 a.m. Let the countdown begin! Polls open throughout Ohio in just three hours.
12:01 a.m. Election day has officially arrived! The polls open for in-person voting at 6:30 a.m.
Watch the Ohio primary debates for U.S. Senate in the players below: