When requesting a Democratic Party ballot in the primary election, a voter will be permitted to vote on which candidates should represent the party for various offices in the November general election.
There are three contested races on the August 2 Democratic Party primary election.
Ohio House of Representatives
The Ohio House of Representatives seats are elected every two years and work to enact state-wide laws and budgets through the Ohio House of Representatives. The Ohio House of Representatives works with the Ohio Senate to form the Ohio General Assembly, which is the state’s legislative body. Their responsibilities include passing bills on public policy issues, raising and lowering taxes, and confirming the Governor’s appointments.
Like all state-wide elected offices, the Ohio House of Representatives race is partisan. This means that each candidate has their party affiliation listed alongside their name on the ballot. Independent candidates will be stated as having no party affiliation.
You can only vote for candidates seeking to represent the House District you reside in. To see which House District you live in, check your voter registration. After finding your registration, click “Voter Details” and scroll to the bottom of the page; it should be listed under “Your Voting Districts” and “State House”.
Candidates for Ohio House of Representatives (District 41) in 2022 include (click picture for more info):
Candidates for Ohio House of Representatives (District 42) in 2022 include (click picture for more info):
NOTE: Nick Komives is also on the ballot for the Ohio House of Representatives (District 42) seat; however, he has withdrawn his candidacy, making this race functionally uncontested.
Candidates for Ohio House of Representatives (District 43) in 2022 include (click picture for more info):
Ohio State Central Committee, District 11 (Woman)
The state central committee is the governing body of the Democratic Party of Ohio and manages party operations throughout the state. Its responsibilities include electing a Central Committee Chairman, electing an Executive Committee with officers, and filling certain vacancies that that occur as a result of withdrawals, resignations, or deaths of party members.
One man and one woman are elected to represent the party in each district. Voters can cast one vote for a man as well as one vote for a woman. This year, only the woman’s race is contested.
Democratic candidates for Ohio State Central Committee, District 11 (Woman) include (click picture for more info):
Click this link to see a complete list of all candidates, included those in uncontested races.