Are there any new voting rules or ballot access changes in Ohio?
Ohio did not pass any election law after the 2020 election, although a new provision inserted into a funding bill prohibits local officials from accepting money for election administration from officials. ‘non-governmental organizations.
Will redistricting affect congressional elections in Ohio?
Ohio’s congressional primary elections are proceeding as scheduled only because of a technicality in a dispute between the commission responsible for redrawing the state’s political maps and the Ohio Supreme Court. The commission twice drew new maps of the state’s 15 congressional districts, and both times the court dismissed them as partisan gerrymanders favoring Republicans. Even though the cards were rescinded, the state constitution allows the second version to be used for primary elections, as a third proposal won’t be ready until after the May 3 primary. The court could, in theory, later approve another map for use in the 2024 election. State legislative races, on the other hand, were scrapped from the May 3 ballot while the court hears challenges to a fourth attempt to redraw these districts. A new date for these elections has not been set.
What issues dominate the campaign in Ohio?
Inflation and high gas, food and energy prices were among the top issues affecting voters in Ohio, as in other races across the country. But in a state where many of former President Donald J. Trump’s promises to bring back jobs and manufacturing have failed to materialize, candidates have also spent a lot of time trying to win over Trump loyalists and voters. working-class whites. In the race for the state marquee, for the Senate seat vacated by Rob Portman, a Republican, a crowded group of high-profile Republicans have focused on crime, voter fraud and illegal immigration. Democratic front-runner in the Senate race, Tim Ryan, has focused on job creation and competition with China.
What can Ohio tell us about the overall history of midterm reviews?
All eyes are on the Republican Senate primary, which will test former President Donald J. Trump’s support among working-class white voters and his role as a kingmaker in the party. Mr Trump has put his weight behind author and venture capitalist JD Vance, who until recently has struggled to break through. —Nick Corasaniti, Michael Wines and Jazmine Ulloa