The 2022 election is underway in Ohio.
Early voting has begun at boards of election in each of Ohio's 88 counties. You can also request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
Your voice and your vote matter.
Members of the editorial boards representing The Columbus Dispatch, Akron Beacon Journal, Cincinnati Enquirer, The Canton Repository, The Mansfield News Journal, The Newark Advocate, and more than a dozen other USA TODAY Ohio newspapers will sit down with the candidates running for Ohio governor and U.S. Senate.
We want your questions
If given a chance, what questions would you ask Gov. Mike DeWine his challenger Nan Whaley, a Democrat, and the candidates running to replace Rob Portman in the U.S. Senate, J.D. Vance, a Republican, and Tim Ryan, a Democrat?
We invite you to add your questions to our online form below or at https://bit.ly/YourQuestionsOhio.
Whaley and Ryan have agreed to participate. We are still awaiting confirmation from DeWine and Vance.
Our view:Mike DeWine shirking duty by cheating Ohio voters out of debate with Nan Whaley
Our meetings will be held even if only one candidate shows up.
Videos of our meetings will be available on our newspaper websites, Facebook pages and YouTube channels to help voters make informed decisions.
More:Poll shows races, issues to watch ahead of Election Day
Debates have been politicized
Whaley has accepted invitations to debate incumbent DeWine. DeWine has not yet accepted any invitations to debate Whaley. This is only the second election in 50 years where the candidates for governor have not debated.
More: Mike DeWine, Nan Whaley should give Ohioans what they want, a debate | Opinion
Senate candidates Vance and Ryan had their first debate Oct. 10. A second is planned for Oct. 17.
Ohioans are concerned. They are worried about the economy, reproductive rights, education, and other issues. They want to know what candidates are going to do about these issues if they are elected.
Check your registration to vote in Ohio on the Ohio Secretary of State's online voter registration search at www.ohiosos.gov.