The Green Papers: Ohio 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 28 April 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Wednesday 18 December 2019 - Filing deadline - Primary/Third/Minor.
Monday 16 March 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent.
Tuesday 28 April 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 6:30a-7:30p EDT (1030-2330 UTC).
Thursday 16 July 2020 - Filing Deadline - President Third/Minor.
Wednesday 5 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - President Independent.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours 6:30a-7:30p EST (1130-0030 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:11,568,495 (3.73% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:18(3.35% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:16(3.68% of 435)
Capital:Columbus
 

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Ohio State and Local Government

Ohio 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Due to the COVID-19 virus, Secretary of State Frank LaRose in conjunction with the state's Health Director, suspended in-person Voting on 17 March. The primary is moved to 2 June.

27 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Governor Mike DeWine signed HB 197 which moves Ohio's statewide and Presidential primaries to 28 April. The election will be conducted almost entirely by mail. Ballots have to be postmarked by 27 April or delivered by hand on Election Day.

The primary includes the Democratic, Green, and Republican Parties.


2020 Election Calendar from the Ohio Secretary of State.

On 19 July 2020, Governor Michael "Mike" DeWine signed HB166 which sets the date of the primary to 17 March 2020: "Primary elections shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May of each year except in years in which a presidential primary election is held." [OH Revised Code 3501.01 (E)(1)] ... "In years in which a presidential primary election is held, all primary elections shall be held on the third Tuesday after the first Monday in March" ... [OH Revised Code 3501.01 (E)(2)].

28 April 2020: Returns from a media source. Returns from an official source.


General Election candidates from the Stark County Board of Elections.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 18 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020
 Candidate list (4, 6 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 31 Aug 20; Tot $540,594,553; Dsb $359,968,142
  Candidate Republican     President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 31 Aug 20; Tot $408,945,024; Dsb $307,141,452
  Candidate Libertarian     Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 31 Aug 20; Tot $1,941,264; Dsb $1,782,461
  Candidate Independent; (Green)     Howie Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 31 Aug 20; Tot $363,119; Dsb $295,086
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Eric C. "R19" Boddie
for Vice President: Eric C. Stoneham
  Candidate Write-in; (American Solidarity)     Brian T. Carroll
for Vice President: Amar Patel
FEC P00013771
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Tom Hoefling
for Vice President: Andy Prior
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Dario David Hunter
for Vice President: Dawn Neptune Adams
FEC P00010124
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Jade Simmons
for Vice President: Claudeliah J. Roze
FEC P00015537
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Kasey Wells
for Vice President: Rachel M. Wells
FEC P00007864

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Sherrod Brown
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Sherrod Brown
FEC S6OH00163

Class 3 Republican Senator  Robert Jones "Rob" Portman
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Robert Jones "Rob" Portman
FEC S0OH00133
  Candidate Republican     Mark Pukita
FEC S2OH00287
  Candidate Libertarian     Dominic James LaCavera, Jr.
FEC S2OH00279

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Michael "Mike" DeWine
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  John Becker

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. Elected on a ticket with the Governor. No separate primaries for Gov and Lt Gov.

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Jon A. Husted
First elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Lieutenant Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
12 Republican (12 Renominated);
4 Democratic (4 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Steven J. "Steve" Chabot
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kate Schroder
FEC H0OH01099; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,434,401; Dsb $931,419
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Steven J. "Steve" Chabot
FEC H8OH01043; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,987,002; Dsb $715,680
  Candidate Libertarian     Kevin David Kahn
FEC H0OH01115; 30 Jun 20; Tot $4,487; Dsb $4,045

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Brad R. Wenstrup
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jaime M. Castle
FEC H0OH02139; 30 Jun 20; Tot $124,641; Dsb $66,263
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Brad R. Wenstrup
FEC H2OH02085; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,219,999; Dsb $678,197

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Joyce B. Beatty
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Joyce B. Beatty
FEC H2OH03125; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,961,487; Dsb $2,410,075
  Candidate Republican     Mark Francis Richardson
FEC H0OH03111
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Nicholas D. Moss
FEC H0OH03129; 30 Jun 20; Tot $146; Dsb $146

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  James D. "Jim" Jordan
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Shannon M. Freshour
FEC H0OH04093; 30 Jun 20; Tot $773,579; Dsb $650,523
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  James D. "Jim" Jordan
FEC H6OH04082; 30 Jun 20; Tot $9,185,517; Dsb $6,762,253
  Candidate Libertarian     Steve Perkins
FEC H0OH04127

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Robert Edward "Bob" Latta
First elected in a special election (re: death of Member of Congress Paul E. Gillmor): 11 December 2007
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Nick Rubando
FEC H0OH05074; 30 Jun 20; Tot $148,469; Dsb $116,394
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Robert Edward "Bob" Latta
FEC H8OH05036; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,163,329; Dsb $739,712

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Bill Johnson
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Shawna A. Roberts
FEC H8OH06133; 31 Dec 19; Tot $262; Dsb $574
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Bill Johnson
FEC H0OH06189; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,407,155; Dsb $1,143,941

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Robert Brian "Bob" Gibbs
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Quentin Potter
FEC H0OH07153
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Robert Brian "Bob" Gibbs
FEC H0OH18077; 30 Jun 20; Tot $579,047; Dsb $139,848
  Candidate Libertarian     Brandon Michael Lape
FEC H0OH07146; 30 Jun 20; Tot $3,123; Dsb $2,552

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Warren Davidson
First elected: 7 June 2016 in a special election.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Vanessa L. Enoch
FEC H8OH08097; 30 Jun 20; Tot $15,862; Dsb $9,925
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Warren Davidson
FEC H6OH08315; 30 Jun 20; Tot $746,267; Dsb $406,183

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Marcia Carolyn "Marcy" Kaptur
First elected: 1982
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Marcia Carolyn "Marcy" Kaptur
FEC H2OH09031; 30 Jun 20; Tot $767,292; Dsb $750,416
  Candidate Republican     Robert Marion "Rob" Weber
FEC H0OH09167; 30 Jun 20; Tot $88,986; Dsb $79,146

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Michael R. "Mike" Turner
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Desiree Tims
FEC H0OH10116; 30 Jun 20; Tot $610,403; Dsb $274,304
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Michael R. "Mike" Turner
FEC H2OH03067; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,112,736; Dsb $597,137

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Marcia L. Fudge
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Marcia L. Fudge
FEC H8OH11141; 30 Jun 20; Tot $551,686; Dsb $378,591
  Candidate Republican     Laverne Gore
FEC H0OH11098; 30 Jun 20; Tot $21,679; Dsb $14,644

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  William Troy "Troy" Balderson
First elected in a special election: 7 August 2018 (re: 15 January 2018 resignation of Member of Congress Patrick J. "Pat" Tiberi (Republican).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Alaina Shearer
FEC H0OH12179; 30 Jun 20; Tot $456,312; Dsb $256,823
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  William Troy "Troy" Balderson
FEC H8OH12180; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,336,984; Dsb $603,523
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     John S. Stewart
FEC H0OH12229; 30 Jun 20; Tot $99,995; Dsb $92,946

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress Timothy J. "Tim" Ryan
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated -
4 April 2019: "I'm Running for President."
24 October 2019: "I'm announcing today that I am withdrawing from the Presidential campaign."
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress Timothy J. "Tim" Ryan
4 April 2019: "I'm Running for President."
24 October 2019: "I'm announcing today that I am withdrawing from the Presidential campaign."

FEC H2OH17109; 30 Jun 20; Tot $870,294; Dsb $594,881
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative  Christina M. Hagan
FEC H8OH16108; 30 Jun 20; Tot $227,948; Dsb $98,087
  Candidate Libertarian     Michael "Mike" Fricke
FEC H0OH13235

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  David P. "Dave" Joyce
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Hillary O'Connor "Toro" Mueri
FEC H0OH14084; 30 Jun 20; Tot $354,733; Dsb $197,157
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  David P. "Dave" Joyce
FEC H2OH14064; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,244,871; Dsb $1,053,299

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Steve E. Stivers
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joel Newby, III
FEC H0OH15149; 30 Jun 20; Tot $13,452; Dsb $10,507
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Steve E. Stivers
FEC H8OH15076; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,204,773; Dsb $887,934
  Candidate Write-in     Shane Hoffman
FEC H0OH15164

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 16
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Anthony E. Gonzalez
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Aaron Paul Godfrey
FEC H8OH16090; 30 Jun 20; Tot $15,189; Dsb $6,309
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Anthony E. Gonzalez
FEC H8OH16124; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,735,200; Dsb $745,135

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Republican Secretary of State  Frank LaRose
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Secretary of State is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Republican Attorney General  David A. "Dave" Yost
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Attorney General is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Republican Treasurer  Robert Cole Sprague
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Treasurer is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Republican Auditor  Keith Faber
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Auditor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 5 incumbents, 18 candidates
  Republican: 19 incumbents, 20 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 7 candidates
Other Third Parties
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Conservative USA
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
  Non Affiliated: 2 candidates
  Nonparty
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 9 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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  The Unity Party of Ohio
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  Akron Beacon Journal
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  Chillicothe Gazette
  Cincinnati Enquirer
  cleveland.com - Everything Cleveland
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  JournalNews - Hamilton
  Lisbon Morning Journal
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  Star Beacon - Ashtabula
  The Advertiser-Tribune - Tiffin
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  The Free Press - Columbus
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  The Independent - Massillon
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  The Repository - Canton
  The Times-Reporter - New Philadelphia
  The Vindicator - Youngstown
  Today's Pulse - Liberty Township / Butler and Warren Counties
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  Wapakoneta Daily News
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