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How do you find information on Ohio elections?

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The Ohio Secretary of State maintains a website that provides general information on the election process in Ohio, though no information related to candidates. Vote411.org is a resource for information related to local candidates.

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The website of Ohio's secretary of state is sos.state.oh.us. To reach the webpage pertaining to elections, click Elections & Voting listed on the menu bar near the top of the page. From this page, prospective voters can learn how to register to vote, learn how to confirm that they are registered to vote, determine their polling locations and discover how to vote by absentee ballot.

By clicking "Candidates" from the Elections and Voting page, prospective candidates can lean about the qualifications required to run for particular offices, view district maps and learn which forms are needed to declare candidacy. The Election and Voting page also provides links to election results (recent and historical), election calendars and information addressed to election officials.

Vote411.org provides information on local election candidates. Through the website, voters can access an online voter's guide. To view the guide, click "Online Voter's Guide" in the paragraph that appears on the site's home page. Follow the directions provided to receive information on candidates in a specific area.

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