Middletown and Hamilton candidates for office who are not yet certified will have their petitions reviewed and voted on a week later, said Butler County Board of Elections Deputy Director Jocelyn Bucaro.
And she asks those candidates to not wait until the last minute.
“It’s always better to file as soon as they can,” she said. “We have a check list on the board of elections website and I encourage every candidate review it so they don’t make a mistake that can cost them a chance to be on the ballot. If you wait till the filing deadline you don’t have time to do that.”
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Local-year elections are also the elections that impact the people the most, said John Forren, Miami University Regionals political science professor. Historically between 20 and 35 percent of registered voters participate in local elections unless there is a statewide issue that drives voter turnout.
There are two statewide issues on this November's ballot: Crime Victim Rights Initiative and the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act.