Bipartisan Bill Would Move Ohio Primary From March To May

  • A bipartisan group of Ohio lawmakers wants to keep the state’s primary elections at the same time every year, whether it’s a presidential election year or not. Under the introduced legislation, all primaries would take place on the first Tuesday in May.
  • The bill has the backing of nine co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle in the Ohio House.
  • Every four years, during the presidential election season, Ohio’s primary is held in March. Other statewide primaries are generally held in May, but in 1996, the Ohio Legislature changed the presidential primary to March.
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