• Mon. Mar 20th, 2023

HAMILTON COUNTY – There will be a primary election on May 3rd, 2022 with early voting starting tomorrow, April 5. The Secretary of State has directed Boards of Elections to proceed  with the May Primary. Primary voters will be voting on races for U.S. Congress, U.S. Senator, Governor, State Attorney General, State Auditor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, as well as  several judicial candidates and local candidates and issues. Please note: Contests to nominate candidates for State Representative, State Senate, and State Central Committee will not appear on the May 3rd Primary Ballot.

Ongoing litigation surrounding Ohio’s decennial redistricting process has delayed the primary election for state legislative races. The Ohio General Assembly will need to act to schedule an  additional primary later in the year. However, the May 3rd primary will proceed without those contests, and early voting begins this week.

“This May 3rd, Hamilton County voters will be nominating candidates for statewide offices, U.S. Congress, County Commissioners, County Auditor, Clerk of Courts, and several judicial offices, as well as deciding ballot issues in several jurisdictions”, said Sherry Poland, Director. “We encourage voters to view their sample ballot on our website and make a plan to vote”.

“It is imperative that voters know that the May 3rd Primary is still on for many significant state  and local contests,” said Alex Linser, Deputy Director. “The Hamilton County Board of Elections is prepared to record your vote.”

There are three ways to cast your ballot in the May 3rd Primary:

1. Vote by Mail

2. Early In-Person at the Board of Elections (4700 Smith Rd.)

3. In-Person Voting on Election Day at your Polling Location

Voters may submit an application for a vote by mail ballot now. Ballots will be mailed  beginning April 5th. Applications may be downloaded from our website or requested by calling  the Board of Elections 513-632-7000. Early In-Person Voting at the Board of Elections Office begins on Tuesday, April 5th. A complete listing of early voting days/hours is attached and available on our website.

Election Day Voting will take place from 6:30am – 7:30pm on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. You can  find your polling location on our website. If your polling location has changed, you will receive a  notice in the mail in mid-April. 

There is still time to register to vote or update a change of address or name for the May 3rd,  2022 Primary Election. The deadline is today, Monday, April 4, 2022. The Board of Elections will  be open until 9:00PM to receive paper registration forms. Voters can also register or update  their address online until 11:59PM. Check your registration status on our website, register or  update your registration online, or appear in-person at the Board of Elections Office, public library, or BMV. 

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