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Everything You Need To Know About Voting In Tuesday's Primaries In Ohio And Indiana

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Jim Nolan

On Tuesday May 8, voters in Ohio and Indiana head to the polls to vote on a host of issues and candidates to represent their state. Here's everything you need to know before heading to the polls. 


Who/What Am I Voting For?

This November, Ohio voters will elect a new governor to replace current Republican Governor John Kasich, who is term limited. But before then, they need to decide who should represent their party on the ticket. Your choices are (in alphabetical order): 

Voters in Southwest Ohio also have to decide on a series of local contests and issues. Here's how to find out what races are contested and the issues on the ballot in your county: 

Am I Registered To Vote?

Check to see if you are registered to vote via the following links if you live in: 

Please note you needed to register by April 9, 2018 in order to vote in this May primary election in Ohio. 

Where Do I Vote?

Find your polling place by clicking on the link below of the county you live in: 

You can find this information for all 88 of Ohio's counties at the Ohio Secretary of State website, MyOhioVote.com

Ann Thompson


Who/What Am I Voting For?

Indiana has a plethora of candidates on its primary district ballots -- 242 races and 837 candidates to be exact. But the big one is who will challenge U.S. Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly (who is running uncontested) in November. Republican options are (again, in alphabetical order): 

Am I Registered To Vote?

In Indiana, you can find out if you are registered, as well as where your voting location is, at indianavoters.in.gov.

Indiana residents also had until April 9, 2018 to register to vote in the May primary.