In Dayton, there is a special election to fill the seat of Commissioner Joey Williams who is stepping down.
Voters will also decide several school levies and tax issues for roads, police, fire and other services.
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Register to Vote/Update Your Address
The deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration ahead of the May 8 Primary Election is April 9 (30 days before the election). Voters may go to MyOhioVote.com/VoterRegistration to register online or update an existing registration. Voter registration forms can also be printed from MyOhioVote.com or obtained from a local library or board of elections office.
The Secretary of State’s Office and all county boards of elections will be open until 9 p.m. on April 9 to receive paper registration filings. Voter registrations submitted online will be accepted until midnight.
Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person
Absentee voting in Ohio begins on April 10. Voters have the option of casting an absentee ballot either in-person or by mail. For more information on absentee voting, visit MyOhioVote.com.
Voters guide online
You can learn more about the candidates and issues on the May 8 ballot in our interactive voters guide starting April 10 on our newspaper website. There you will be able to compare the candidates on the issues that matter to you.