Am I registered to vote in this election? How do I request an absentee ballot? Who are the candidates in this election? This voter guide will help answer all of those questions as well as what extent the election plays on the insurance industry.
Am I registered to vote?
Tomorrow, October 11, 2022 is the deadline to register to vote in the November 8 general elections. County boards of elections are open until 9 p.m. tomorrow night for in-person registration.
How do I request an absentee ballot?
- Print your request and mail it to your county board of election
- Fill out an absentee ballot application here
- Have an application mailed to you by your county board of elections
- Call your county board of elections to request an application
- Make your own application and mail it in
- Find a sample here
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is three days before the election.
If mailed, your absentee ballot must be postmarked by the day before the election in order to be counted.
You can also return your absentee ballot in-person to your county board of elections before close of polls on election day.
Early In-Person Voting
Early voting begins Wednesday, Oct. 12, and includes the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before Election Day.
You can find your early voting polling location by clicking on the county you live here.
In-Person Voting on Nov. 8th
Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.
Your polling location varies depending on where you live, and it may have changed since the last time you voted. Click here to find your polling location.
Who are the candidates and issues that will be on the ballot?
Statewide races on the ballot include Ohio governor, Ohio Supreme Court, and U.S. Senate. There are two statewide constitutional amendments, and five out of the 11 elected seats on the Ohio Board of Education. Every seat in the Ohio House of Representatives plus a third of the Ohio Senate seats will be on the ballot.
How will this general election affect Ohio’s Insurance Marketplace?
Of all the races this November, the Ohio Supreme Court is the most significant race for the insurance industry in this year’s election. Why? Because the courts’ judicial philosophy and decisions play a critical role in determining whether Ohio consumers, businesses and independent agents will have a stable, predictable and competitive insurance marketplace in which to do business.
The Ohio Supreme Court is comprised of seven justices that serve as the final arbiter of legal questions concerning the constitutionality and validity of our state laws, rules and legal system. This November, the election takes on increased importance since Ohio voters will be deciding the philosophical balance of the court.
Justices Pat Fischer and Pat DeWine are running to retain their seats on the court and Justice Sharon Kennedy is running for the highest position on the court, chief justice. We encourage you to learn more about these races and the importance of the Ohio Supreme Court to you, your clients, and the future of the insurance marketplace.