Candidates for judgeships in Ohio are in a unique and somewhat odd position.
They run in primary elections as Democrats or Republicans. But, when the general election rolls around, their names appear on the ballot without party designation.
So, unless you are a person who pays close attention to politics or somebody – usually the judicial candidate’s political party – tells you whether or not he or she is a Democrat or a Republican, you may go to the polls totally in the dark about which is which.
And the judicial races are usually stuck at the bottom of the ballot.
Today is the last day to register to vote in Ohio's May 6 primary election.
By order of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, all of Ohio's 88 county boards of elections will be open until 9.p.m. today to accommodate those registering and for in-person early voting.
For links to more information and to all of Ohio's 88 county boards of elections, you can go to MyOhioVote.com. You can also update your voter registration information, such as a change of address, at that website.