As an American citizen, voting is the most important part of making your voice heard and actively participating in democracy. It is the opportunity to let elected officials know what you think and hold them accountable. On March 15, Ohio will hold its primary election where you will help decide which candidates will receive their party’s nomination to run in November for offices such as U.S. president, Ohio Supreme Court and local judicial and other positions. Here are several tools to help you learn about the candidates you are voting for and make your decision before Election Day.
- Enter your address and view your ballot for statewide candidates. This includes biographical info about those statewide candidates — especially important for the supreme court candidates.
- Learn more about local issues on the ballot where you live.
- American Farm Bureau’s Rural Road to the White House is a site dedicated to delivering campaign ag news and a place to view the agricultural platforms of presidential candidates by clicking on each candidate’s profile.
- Candidate match sites are ways to learn more about issues the country is facing and find out which presidential candidate you are best matched with. You can take the quizzes provided by CNN and USA Today.
- On the secretary of state’s election landing page you can find out where early voting takes place and look up the address of your polling location.
- Track primary election results nationwide throughout primary season.
- Learn where candidates stand on national issues impacting agriculture on American Farm Bureau’s elections site.
After primary election result are revealed, county Farm Bureaus will begin the process of open seat screening and incumbent reviews to decide which candidates will receive the Friend of Farm Bureau and Friend of Agriculture distinctions.
To get involved in Farm Bureau’s grassroots process, contact your county Farm Bureau. Learn more about the Agriculture for Good Government Political Action Committee (AGGPAC).