What to know about the 2022 general election in Columbus, Ohio

Find important dates, reminders, and poll locations all in one place.

The Supreme Court of Ohio. | Photo by CBUStoday

The Supreme Court of Ohio | Photo by CBUStoday

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The 2022 election season is in full cycle (hence the political ads flooding your social feeds) and election day is quickly approaching on Tues., Nov. 8. Whether you are wondering where your polling location is, or just need some last-minute reminders — here’s a primer on this year’s general election.

What’s on the ballot? 📝

The Ohio Voter Guide is an online resource that gives a preview of all the candidates + issues on your ballot based on your address. Voters will decide on positions such as governor, secretary of state, and attorney general, among many others.

Local ballot items 📍

  • Issues 14-18 would combine for a $1.5 billion bond package that would support agencies such as Columbus Recreation & Parks (Issue 15, $200,000,000), or efforts such as affordable housing (Issue 16, $200,000,000).
  • Issues 19-21 are charter amendments which serves as the city’s constitution. These issues are making ballot issues easier to understand (Issue 19); more diverse hiring practices (Issue 20); and modernizing public meetings (Issue 21).

Save these dates 🗓

Absentee voting is currently in process + the deadline to request a ballot is Fri., Nov. 5. Absentee voters have until Mon., Nov. 7 to have their ballots postmarked.

If you plan on voting in-person, polls will be open from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 8. To find your voting location, use this poll locator from the state.

No need to wait 🗳

If you prefer voting in-person, early voting is also in process + will remain ongoing on weekdays until election day. Polls will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with select dates like Mon., Oct. 31 extending voting hours until 7 p.m. Visit the Ohio Voting Schedule website for full hours.

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