It's Election Day on Tuesday for voters in Cincinnati and a few school districts and municipalities in the surrounding suburbs.
We'll learn which two of the six Cincinnati mayoral candidates will move on to the general election and whether voters will pass the controversial Issue 3, a charter amendment that would require Cincinnati to spend $50 million a year on affordable housing.
Here's what you need to know:
When are polls open?
6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
What do you need to bring?
Identification. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver's license, a state or federal government photo ID with name and address, a concealed carry permit. You can also bring in a document dated in the past year with your name and current address. These documents include a utility bill, bank statement, government check, payroll check, government document and military ID issued by the Department of Defense.
What's on the ballot?
Cincinnati voters have a crowded mayoral field and three big issues to vote on Tuesday.
Cincinnati Mayoral Primary (Top two candidates advance)
- Gavi Begtrup
- David Mann
- Herman Najoli
- Raffel Prophett
- Aftab Pureval
- Cecil Thomas.
Issue 1 and Issue 2
Both issues are a response to the recent corruption scandals that have rocked Cincinnati City Council. Issue 1 would require the city to appoint a special prosecutor in cases where the state removes a council member from office. It would also put further restrictions on how a council member charged with a felony appoints someone to choose a successor. Issue 2 would allow Cincinnati City Council to suspend a colleague who has been indicted – but not yet convicted – for a felony that relates to council duties.
Issue 3 would require Cincinnati City Council to spend $50 million a year on affordable or low-income housing.
Hamilton County (outside of Cincinnati)
Outside of Cincinnati's city limits, many voters have nothing on the ballot. But a handful of cities and school districts have measures:
- Harrison (Republican primary)
- Silverton (Democratic primary and tax levy)
- Deer Park (tax levy)
- North College Hill (tax levy)
- Indian Hill School District (bond issue and tax levy)
- Winton Woods School district (tax levy)
- Bellbrook Sugarcreek School District (tax levy)
- Lebanon City School District (tax levy)
- Springboro Community City School District (tax levy)
- Xenia Community City School District (bond issue and tax levy)
- College Corner School District (tax levy)
- Preble Shawnee School District (tax levy)
- Bethel Tate School District (tax levy)