What you need to know ahead of primaries for Ohio, Indiana Tuesday

Posted at 12:24 PM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-07 16:24:39-04

Ohio and Indiana residents will hit the polls Tuesday to vote on several candidates and issues on the primary ballot. 

Ohio voters can check whether they are registered and eligible to vote here. They can also click here to find their polling locations. 

Indiana residents can check voting eligibility and polling locations here.

You can also call your county board of elections. 

Voting hours 

In Indiana, polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Polls will be open in Ohio from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

To vote in person, you'll need to provide proof of identity and address. The ways to do that include:

  • 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 and that has 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; or
  • An original or copy of a current other government document (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections) that shows the voter’s name and present address.

What will you be voting for? 

Voters in Ohio will select nominees for U.S. Senate, governor and other statewide offices as well as a number of issues on Tuesday. 

The race for governor includes Attorney General Mike DeWine against Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor on the Republican side. On the Democratic side, former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich has capitalized on his strong gun-control positions to bring himself neck-and-neck with former consumer watchdog Richard Cordray, who supports gun rights, The Associated Press reported. 

Issue 1 would fight gerrymandering by requiring congressional maps to have bipartisan support and give the public a chance to give input. 

Issue 2, or the zoo levy, generates $6.55 million for the zoo and costs the owner of a $100,000 house $10 a year.

Issue 3 involves a tax levy for public libraries and would cost the owner of a $100,000 house $28 a year. 

Check your county's official list of candidates and ballot issues in the links below: 



The Associated Press contributed to this report.