LISBON — Early voting is underway for the primary at county board of elections offices around the Mahoning Valley and they are offering extended or weekend hours in the run up to the election on March 17.
Elections offices in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14; from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 15; and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 16.
Early voting is conducted only at county board of elections offices, and only until 2 p.m. March 16. All later votes must be done on election day at your voting precinct.
Bryce Miner, Columbiana County Board of Elections deputy director, said he expects in-person early voting to take longer than usual to process this year, due to enhanced security directives from the Ohio Secretary of State. Precinct voting on the day of the election won't be affected, he added.
There's no deadline to apply for an absentee ballot, but the returned ballot must be postmarked by March 17.
To apply for an absentee ballot, visit the Columbiana County Board of Election offices, 7989 Dickey Drive Ste. 3, Lisbon, or call the offices at 330-424-1448. You can also download the absentee ballot application here, which must be returned to your county board of elections office.
Be sure to include your voting precinct and registered political affiliation, so you can receive the correct ballot.
On Tuesday, March 17, the polls in each county will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Below is a list of candidates and issues that will appear on ballots in Columbiana County, followed by secure online tools you can use to check your voter registration or get registered right now.
Here's what's on your ballot
The Columbiana County Board of Elections has released a finalized list of candidates and issues that will appear on the March 2020 primary ballot.
This list includes only candidates currently set to run opposed in the November 2020 general election.
Term beginning Jan. 3, 2021
Roy Paparodis of Salem (R)
John R. Dyce of Hanoverton (D)
Robert L. Herron of Salem (D, incumbent)
Vito J. Abruzzino of Salem (R)
Linda S. Bolon of Columbiana (D, incumbent)
Bryan A. Blakeman of Columbiana (R)
James Armeni Sr. of Salem (R)
Zack Puchajda of Lisbon (D)
Columbiana County Job and Family Services: Renewal of .75-mill levy for children services
Columbiana County Job and Family Services: Renewal of half-mill levy for senior services
East Palestine City School District: Additional 0.5-percent income tax for current expenses
Salem City: Renewal of 1-mill levy for recreational purposes
Rogers Village: Renewal of 1.5-mill levy for police service
Southern Local School District: Additional 2.25-mill levy for permanent improvements
Perry Township: Renewal of 1.5-mill levy for police service
East Liverpool City: Additional 5-mill levy for current expenses
Center Township: Renewal of 2-mill levy for roads
Sandy Creek Joint Fire District: Additional 3-mill levy for fire service
Donald J. Trump (R, incumbent)
Michael Bennett (D)
Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D)
Michael R. Bloomberg (D)
Cory Booker (D) (withdrew)
Pete Buttigieg (D)
Tulsi Gabbard (D)
Amy Klobuchar (D)
Deval Patrick (D)
Bernie Sanders (D)
Tom Steyer (D)
Elizabeth Warren (D)
Andrew Yang (D) (write-in)
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Representative 5th District
Tim Ginter of Salem (R, incumbent)
Daniel E. Winston of Wellsville (D)
U.S. Representative 6th District
Bill Johnson of Marietta (R, incumbent)
Kenneth Morgan of Chesapeake (R)
Shawna Roberts of Belmont (D)
Ohio Supreme Court
Term beginning Jan. 1, 2021
Sharon L. Kennedy (R, incumbent)
John P. O'Donnell (D)
Term beginning Jan. 2, 2021
Judi French (R, incumbent)
Jennifer Brunner (D)
Get registered to vote
The last day to register to vote in the March 17 primary election is Tuesday, Feb. 18. The registration deadline for the August special election is July 6. The registration deadline for the November general election is Oct. 5.
You can check your voter registration or register to vote online using these secure tools below, powered by Vote.org (it takes just a few minutes):