Polls open for Cincinnati mayoral primary

Sep 10, 2013

The polls are open in Cincinnati, as city residents take their first step toward choosing a new mayor in today's primary election election.

Polling places opened at 6:30 a.m. and the voting ends at 7:30 p.m.

Board of elections officials are expecting a very low turnout. Hamilton County Democratic Party chairman Tim Burke, the chairman of the elections board, said this morning he believes turnout could be as low as 10 percent.

Four candidates are on the ballot at polling places around the city. The top two finishers will face off in the November general election for the right to replace Mayor Mark Mallory, who can't run again because of term limits. 

Democrats John Cranley and Roxanne Qualls are the overwhelming favorites to win the two top spots in today's primary. Also on the ballot are libertarian Jim Berns and independent Sandra Queen Noble. Stacy Smith is running as a write-in candidate. 

You can find your polling place at the board of elections website.

Look for election results tonight at wvxu.org