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Election Day: Voters To Decide Contentious Ballot Issue And Top State Races In November

Maureen Gilreath
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In just a few weeks Ohio voters will head to the polls for the midterm elections. They’ll decide a host of races for governor, the United States senate, the state attorney general's, and secretary of state's offices.

The registration deadline to vote in the midterms has already passed. Early voting is underway across Ohio.

But there are still plenty of steps registered voters can take to make sure they're ready for Election Day.

For answers to general election questions, check your county board of elections website. You can find detailed information there about the races and issues on the ballot in your district.

You’ll also find the hours, dates and instructions for early in-person voting, which ends November 5, and see the hours for your polling place on Election Day Tuesday, November 6.

The Ohio secretary of state’s website is also a helpful resource for checking voter-registration status. Identification is required for all voters at the polls November 6, but in Ohio you do not need to show a photo ID.

Voters without a valid state driver’s license can use an alternate photo ID, current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government check stub. Copies of other current government documents would also be acceptable.

In addition to candidate races for some top state offices, there is a lot attention being paid to Issue 1 on the ballot.

Supporters say the measure would reduce prison overcrowding for certain low-level drug offenders and reduce prison spending.

Opponents argue Issue 1 would create a burden on the court system and make it more difficult to prosecute some drug cases.

Learn more about Issue 1 here.

Find the Montgomery and Greene County County Boards of Election, respectively here and here.

The Ohio Secretary of State's office can be accessed here.

Jerry began volunteering at WYSO in 1991 and hosting Sunday night's Alpha Rhythms in 1992. He joined the YSO staff in 2007 as Morning Edition Host, then All Things Considered. He's hosted Sunday morning's WYSO Weekend since 2008 and produced several radio dramas and specials . In 2009 Jerry received the Best Feature award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., and was named the 2023 winner of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Best Anchor/News Host award. His current, heart-felt projects include the occasional series Bulletin Board Diaries, which focuses on local, old-school advertisers and small business owners. He has also returned as the co-host Alpha Rhythms.