The statewide filing deadline to run for elected office in Ohio is on December 18, 2019. The deadline for independent candidates is March 16, 2020. The primary is scheduled for March 17, and the general election is scheduled for November 3, 2020.
In Ohio, prospective candidates may file for the following offices:
• U.S. House (16 seats)
• State Board of Education (six seats)
• State Senate (16 seats)
• State House (99 seats)
• State Supreme Court (two seats)
• District Courts of Appeals (21 seats)
• Ballotpedia is also covering local elections in Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, and Lucas counties
Ohio’s statewide filing deadline is the sixth to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is on December 20 in North Carolina.
Ohio has a Republican trifecta. A state government trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and both state legislative chambers.
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