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Ohio's August 2022 primary election: What you need to know

Ohio Voting generic
Posted at 7:56 PM, Jul 29, 2022

CINCINNATI — It's time for voters to head back to the polls for Ohio's special/primary election.

While Ohioans were able to select candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and more in May, races for the state legislature were omitted from the ballots due to Ohio's redistricting issues. Now, those races are finally on the ballot.

Here's everything you need to know about Tuesday's election:

When are polls open?

On Election Day, voters can cast their ballots at their designated polling place between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Anyone who is in line by 7:30 p.m. can vote.

Where's my polling place?

Each county's board of elections has a polling location site to confirm where you should vote. Click here to find your location.

Do I need to bring my ID?

All voters must bring acceptable forms of identification to vote in Tuesday's election. This includes:

  • Photo IDs that are not expired;
  • Military IDs;
  • Utility bills;
  • Bank statements;
  • Government checks;
  • Paychecks; or
  • Other government documents.

Any utility bills, bank statements, government checks or paychecks presented must be within 12 months of Election Day and must include the voter's name and address as it appears in the poll book. Here are all of the details.

Can I vote early?

Early in-person voting for Ohio's Aug. 2 primary started July 6 and ended Monday.

Absentee ballots must be postmarked no later than Aug. 1 and received by the county's board of elections no later than 10 days after the election. To track your absentee ballot, click here.

What's on the ballot?

Ohio House, Ohio Senate, state central committees and other local issues will be on the ballot. Click here to see a sample of your local ballot.

Where can I find the results?

WCPO will have all results on air, online and on the WCPO 9 App once races are called. Click here to download it on your Apple device. To download on an Android device, click here.

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