Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2012; polls in Ohio will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Or, you may choose to vote early by casting an absentee ballot.
Below are resources that may be helpful to individuals who want to better understand the elections process and voting procedures in Ohio. You will also find tools designed to help you research candidates and issues.
State Issues Information
No statewide issues on the ballot.
List of Candidates
From the Franklin County Board of Elections: includes website links and contact information for certified candidates for National, District, and Countywide offices.
The Ohio Voter Information Guide - 2012
Provides details about what offices voters will consider this year, as well as information about voter eligibility, registration, election day procedures, and rules for absentee and provisional voting. Of particular importance: this document details what forms of ID voters need to bring to the polls on Election Day.
Franklin County Campaign Finance Reports
Review the contributions to and expenditures by candidates for local office and the county's political parties, as well as money raised and spent related to local issues on the ballot.
Ohio Campaign Finance Searchable Database
Provides detailed information about the contributions to and expenditures by candidates for statewide and General Assembly offices, as well as the money collected and spent by state political parties, political action committees and legislative campaign committees. The data dates back to the year 2000.
Federal Elections Commission Searchable Database
Provided detailed information about the contributions to and expenditures by candidates for federal offices (President, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives), as well as the money spent by national political parties, congressional campaign committees and other entities that attempt to influence the outcome of elections for federal offices.
Ohio Elections Commission
Review Advisory Opinions issued by the Ohio Elections Commission related to campaign fairness and finance issues. Find out how to file official complaints against candidates, political parties and others participating in the political process.