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May 3, 2022 Primary Election

Important Dates:

Deadline to Register to Vote for May Primary Election: April 4th

Absentee Vote By Mail: Tuesday, April 5th - Monday, May 2nd

Early In-Person Voting

  • Weekdays: April 5th - 22nd, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Weekdays: April 25th - 29th, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 30th,  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 1st, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 2nd, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

***Absentee Ballot Postmark Deadline May 2nd***

Election Day
Tuesday, May 3rd (Polls open 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.), Absentee Ballots must be received by Cuyahoga County Board of Elections by 7:30 p.m.

May 3, 2022 Primary
Don't Forget to Register to vote By Monday April 4, 2022 for the Tuesday, May 3, 2022 Primary Election

Due to a lack of consensus on redistricting, primary elections for Ohio's 15 U.S. House Representatives and Ohio's State Legislative races might be delayed beyond May 3rd, according to the Ohio Secretary of State office.

  • In Cuyahoga County, primaries are being held for county executive, county council members, judicial offices, and a police reform issue.
  • Many municipalities in Cuyahoga County are having primaries for mayors, city councils, school boards, tax levies, liquor licenses, and community parks.

Stay up-to-date on the May 3rd Primary Election as the news around it changes daily:

August 2, 2022 Special Election

Important Dates:

Deadline to Register to Vote for Special ElectionJuly 5th

Absentee Voting By Mail: Tuesday, July 6th - Monday, August 1st

Early In-Person Voting

  • Weekdays: July 6th - 22nd, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Weekdays: July 25th - 29th, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 30th, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 31st, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 1st, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

***Absentee Ballot Postmark Deadline August 1st***

Election Day
Tuesday, August 2nd (Polls open 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.), Absentee Ballots must be received by Cuyahoga County Board of Elections by 7:30 p.m.

November 8, 2022 General Election

Important Dates:

Deadline to Register to Vote for General ElectionOctober 11th

Absentee Voting By Mail: Wednesday, October 12th - Monday, November 7th

Early In-Person Voting

  • Weekdays: October 12th - 28th, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Weekdays: October 31st - November 4th, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 29th and Saturday, November 5th, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 6th, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 7th, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

***Absentee Ballot Postmark Deadline November 7th***

Election Day
Tuesday, November 8th (Polls open 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.), Absentee Ballots must be received by Cuyahoga County Board of Elections by 7:30 p.m.

Need to Know Information

Current Senators

  • Sherrod Brown
  • Robert "Rob" Portman

Ohio Senator Candidates

  • Matt Dolan
  • Mike Gibbons
  • Josh Mandel
  • Neil Patel
  • Kelli Prather - is now the Independent candidate for U.S. Senate running in the November General Election.

  • Mark Purkita
  • Morgan Harper
  • Traci Johnson
  • Tim Ryan - is now the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate running in the November General Election. 

  • Jane Timken
  • J.D. Vance - is now the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate running in the November General Election. 

Current Governor 

  • Mike DeWine

Ohio Governor Candidates

Mike Dewine is the Republican nominee for Ohio Governor running in the November General Election. Nan Whaley is the Democratic nominee for Ohio Governor running in the November General Election.

Democratic Candidates for the May 3rd Primary for Governor of Ohio

Independent Candidate for the November 8th General Election for Governor of Ohio:

  • Tim Grady

Republican Candidates for the May 3rd Primary for Governor of Ohio

11th Congressional District
Ohio's 11th Congressional District houses portions of Cuyahoga County and Summit County.

Congresswoman Shontel Brown advanced from the Democratic primary on May 3, 2022.

Ohio’s 15 U.S. House Congressional Districts
Voters will elect 15 candidates to serve in the U.S. House from each of Ohio's 15 U.S. House districts.


Spring Semester 2022 OCE Voter Registration Tables

During Fall Semester 2021, the Office of Civic Engagement (OCE), with our civic engagement partner, NOVA, registered 192 CSU community members to vote, 112 filled out Vote By Mail forms, and 81 of the 304 that registered to vote or filled out a Vote By Mail form completed both forms.

This semester OCE will be hosting several Voter Registration Tables across campus on between March 9 and April 4, 2022. Be sure to stop by if you need to register to vote, update your registration, or register to vote by mail. April 4th is the last day to register to vote if you want to vote in the May 3, 2022 Primary Election.

Wednesday, 3/9/22
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. @ Rhodes Tower Lounge (near elevators)

Thursday, 3/10/22
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. @ 2nd floor Student Center (InnerLink)

Friday, 3/11/22
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. @ 1st floor Berkman Hall (near computer lab & Papa John's)

Monday, 3/21/22
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. @ 1st floor Student Center Lounge (near elevators)

Tuesday, 3/22/22
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. @ 2nd floor Student Center (InnerLink)

Friday, 3/25/22
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. @ 2nd floor Berkman Hall Lounge (InnerLink)

Monday, 3/28/22
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. @ 2nd floor Student Center (InnerLink)

Thursday, 3/31/22
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. @ 1st floor Berkman Hall (near computer lab & Papa John's)

Monday, 4/4/22 - Last Day to Register to Vote for May 3, 2022 Primary Election!
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. @ Rhodes Tower Lounge (near elevators)
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. @ 2nd floor Berkman Hall Lounge (InnerLink)


    Recommended Non-Partisan Resources on Candidates, Elections, and Voting 

    1. Ballotpedia: https://ballotpedia.org/Main_Page 
    Ballotpedia is a non-partisan database with information on elections, candidates, and voting. Candidate’s biographies, positions held, and issue stances are all included in this database. 

    2. The Ohio Secretary of State’s Website: https://www.sos.state.oh.us 
    The Ohio Secretary of State is the chief election official for the State of Ohio. This website contains election day information, resources to register to vote or update your registration online, and forms for absentee ballot requests. This website is an excellent resource for Ohio residents. 

    3. The League of Women Voters: https://www.lwv.org 
    The League of Women Voters is a resource for men and women to obtain non-partisan information and resources about: registering to vote, finding your polling place, information about your ballot, and current issue information.

    4. The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections: https://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/ 
    A great non-partisan local election resources for residents of Cuyahoga County and the State of Ohio. 

    5. The Federal Election Commission: https://www.fec.gov 
    A non-partisan national resource for campaign finance information, election law, and important election related dates, and deadlines.

    6. VOTE411: www.VOTE411.org  
    A non-partisan online voter guide that includes information on candidates and issues, both local and national.

    7. VoteRiders: www.VoteRiders.org
    A non-profit organization that can assist with questions related to what is considered an acceptable form of ID to cast a ballot in not only an Ohio election but any other state. 

    8. Vote.org: https://www.vote.org/
    Vote.org is a national non-partisan resource for those seeking information on election day information, resources to register to vote or update your registration online, and forms for absentee ballot requests. This is an excellent resource for those who reside outside of Ohio. 


    The OCE Wants CSU Students to Make a Plan to Vote

    After reviewing the information and resources above, you are now ready to Make a Plan to Vote! Review the steps below to know what to expect when you cast your ballot in this year's May Primary Election or this year's November General Election.

    May 2022 Primary Election

    1. Decide if you want to vote by mail or vote in person. Remember, if you choose to vote by mail, the deadline to request a mail in ballot is Saturday, April 30th, at 12:00 p.m. If you plan to vote in person, make sure you locate your polling precinct (resources listed above, included in the Recommended Non-Partisan Resources on Candidates, Elections, and Voting section, will help you find your polling precinct).

    2. Make sure to have the proper materials handy for voting by mail or for in person voting.

    a. For voting by mail, you will need your Ohio Drivers License, State ID, OR your social security number. Make sure to have the proper postage to mail your ballot back to your local board of elections. All mail in ballots must be postmarked in Ohio by May 2nd, 2022.

    b. If you plan to vote in person, make sure to bring an approved ID (www.VoteRiders.org provides a list of approved IDs). Masks are not required, but strongly encouraged. Plan to possibly have a wait in line to cast your ballot in person. Give yourself an hour window, at minimum, to ensure you have plenty of time. Polling places in Ohio will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., May 3rd, 2022. If you are in line to vote by 7:30 p.m., you CANNOT be turned away from your polling place.

    November 2022 General Election

    1. Decide if you want to vote by mail or vote in person. Remember, if you choose to vote by mail, the deadline to request a mail in ballot is Saturday, November 5th at 12:00 p.m. If you plan to vote in person, make sure you locate your polling precinct (resources listed above will help you find your polling precinct).

    2. Make sure to have the proper materials handy for voting by mail or for in-person voting.

    a. For voting by mail, you will need your Ohio Driver’s License, State ID, OR your social security number. Make sure to have the proper postage to mail your ballot back to your local board of elections. All mail in ballots must be postmarked in Ohio by November 7th, 2022.

    b. If you plan to vote in-person, make sure to bring an approved ID (www.VoteRiders.org provides a list of approved IDs). Masks are not required, but strongly encouraged. Plan to possibly have a wait in line to cast your ballot in person. Give yourself an hour window, at minimum, to ensure you have plenty of time. Polling places in Ohio will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., on November 8th, 2022. If you are in line to vote by 7:30 p.m., you CANNOT be turned away from your polling place.

    Reminders for Both the May Primary and the November General Election

    When the time comes to cast your ballot, make sure you are aware of the proper procedure to do so. If you are voting by mail, use blue or black ink to fill out your ballot and make sure to follow the enclosed instructions carefully to ensure you complete all required steps. If you are voting in person, be prepared to vote via paper ballot or electronic voting machine. Poll workers will be available to assist you if you have any questions at your in-person polling location.

    For more information about the OCE at CSU, please contact Anita Ruf-Young, Program Coordinator and Director, at a.rufyoung@csuohio.edu. View our Recent News, follow us on Twitter (@CSUcivic)Instagram (csucivicengagement), or Facebook (Office of Civic Engagement at Cleveland State University).

    Volunteer to be a Poll Worker for the 2022 General Election on November 8, 2022

    Each election, thousands of Ohioans dedicate themselves to sustaining the backbone of democracy—our election process. Poll workers are essential to ensuring that our elections are fair, and in doing so, maintain the traditions of our past and our hope for the future. Be part of something big. Sign up to be a poll worker or ballot box opener and help your community run a safe, secure, and accurate election!

    For more information please contact Anita Ruf-Young at vikesvote@csuohio.edu.


    Office of Civic Engagement Partners

    OCE partners with numerous local, state, and national non-partisan voter and civic engagement organizations so that we can engage and connect CSU students to information and opportunities in these areas. 

    All In Campus Democracy ChallengeBirdCampus Election Engagement Project 
    Campus Vote ProjectCleveland Public Library
     Davis Aerospace and Maritme League of Women Voters
    National Voter Registration Day ​​​​​​​Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates​​​​​​​