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What Are Your Questions About Next Week's Election?

The early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.
John Minchillo
Associated Press

Off-year elections don't often get a lot of attention from voters. Even less notice is paid to primary elections in an off-year. But Ohio voters will decide on many significant issues on May 7, in addition to selecting the candidates that will campaign through November.

WOSU's Curious Cbus project wants your questions about what's on the ballot and the larger issues at stake in the next election.

Voters can find out what's on their ballot by visiting their county's board of elections website: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, Union.

In Columbus, voters will decide on a $1 billion bond package that includes $50 million to develop affordable housing. New campaign finance limits are in place in 2019 for municipal races, but City Council vacancies won't be decided on by voters. Meanwhile, Republicans have forfeited city politics to Democrats.

The citizens of Whitehall approved a measure to extend term limits last election, and now the mayor and other city leaders are running for re-election to a third term.

Gahanna City Council is going back to voters with an income tax-hike proposal similar to the one that failed in the last election.

Meanwhile, the actual tools you use to vote will be changing, at least in Franklin County.

What are your questions about these topics, or other election-related issues in your community? Submit your questions through the form below.


Michael De Bonis develops and produces digital content including podcasts, videos, and news stories. He is also the editor of WOSU's award-winning Curious Cbus project. He moved to Columbus in 2012 to work as the producer of All Sides with Ann Fisher, the live news talk show on 89.7 NPR News.