Filing deadline passes for Ohio candidates

On December 18, the major-party filing deadline passed to run for elected office in Ohio. Candidates filed for:

  • 16 seats for the U.S. House of Representatives;
  • Six seats on the State Board of Education’
  • 16 seats in the Ohio State Senate;
  • 99 seats in the Ohio State House;
  • Two Ohio Supreme Court justices; and
  • 21 Ohio District Courts of Appeals justices.
  • Ballotpedia is also covering local elections in the following areas:
    • Franklin County
    • Cuyahoga County
    • Lucas County
    • Columbus
    • Cleveland
    • Cincinnati
    • Toledo
    • Multiple local school board elections

The primary is scheduled for March 17, and the general election is scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Ohio’s statewide filing deadline was the sixth filing deadline to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline was on December 20 in North Carolina.

Entering the 2020 election, the state Senate has 9 Democrats, 23 Republicans, and one vacancy. A majority in the chamber requires 17 seats. The state House has 38 Democrats and 60 Republicans. A majority in the chamber requires 50 seats.

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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Additional reading:
United States House of Representatives elections in Ohio, 2020
Voting in Ohio