THE OHIO WOMEN’S PUBLIC POLICY NETWORK VOTER GUIDE: NOVEMBER 3 , 2020 , GENERAL ELECTION
A nonpartisan guide to inform voters of candidates’ stances on issues affecting women and families in the November 3 General Election for Ohio State House and Ohio State Senate candidates
EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING: Begins October 6, 2020 and includes the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday Before Election Day
ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL: Begins October 6, 2020 (28 Days Before Election Day) Deadline to Request: October 31,2020 (3 Days Before Election)
* If mailed, ballots must be postmarked 1 Day Before Election Day to count. Absentee Ballots can also be returned to your county board of elections by 7:30 on Election Day*
ELECTION DAY: November 3, 2020 (Polls Open 6:00 AM – 7:30 PM)
ABOUT THE GUIDE
The Women’s Public Policy Network’s 2020 State General Election Voter Guide was created to serve as a non-partisan, educational tool for voters to understand where candidates for the 2020 general election stand on issues impacting Ohio’s women and families. This project is intended to be a voter education guide, and is not an endorsement of any candidate or political party. As a non-partisan organization, we neither support nor oppose candidates or political parties.
PROJECT NARRATIVE AND METHODOLOGY
The information published in this Voter Guide was obtained by a questionnaire sent to candidates. The questions were crafted by network partners to help raise awareness for voters about the candidates’ stances and priorities on the three main issue focus areas within our policy agenda: 1) promoting economic security for women, 2) ensuring fairness and opportunity in the workplace, and 3) improving women’s health and wellbeing.
Candidates in contested races for the Ohio State House and the Ohio State Senate who qualified for the upcoming November 3, 2020 general election received the questionnaire with instructions for completing and submitting to us for use in this Voter Guide. The candidates’ names are listed on the Voter Guide in the order in which they registered with the Secretary of State.
All candidates were offered the opportunity to complete a written questionnaire, composed of three questions on issues affecting women and their families and additional campaign information. Candidates were allowed up to 250 words to respond to each question and instructed that any responses to exceed that word limit would be left off of the final published Voter Guides, even if it is mid sentence. Any words beyond that limit are indicated in the published Voter Guides by three dots at the end of the paragraph. Candidate replies are printed without editing. No typos or other errors were corrected in the final submissions.
Candidates were given notice that they would have until the October 5th deadline to submit completed questionnaires, and that we would indicate candidates who did not submit responses. We have marked any candidates in contested general races who did not respond with the text ‘No response received.’ To ensure voters have as much information as possible to make informed decisions, we will continue to update the voter guide with any additional questionnaires that are submitted up until the date of the election.
Candidates can also access the full version of the Voter Guide Questionnaire to complete by downloading the PDF document. Instructions for completing and submitting the guide are included in the document. We will accept and update candidate responses up until the date of the election.
- Voter Guide Questionnaire available for download here.
Questions? Contact our Managing Director Erin Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (440) 382-2900
FOR VOTERS: USING THE VOTER GUIDE
This Voter Guide offers information about candidates running in the November 3, 2020 general election for contested races for the following seats:
- Ohio House
- Ohio Senate
You can read candidate responses for each of these races using the dropdown search boxes below. Only candidates in contested races have results available in this guide. If you do not know your House or Senate district, you can find those using the searchable ‘Find Your District’ tool. The questions sent to each candidate are available in their full form at the bottom of this landing page.