2019 election

Mayor Ginther describing the city's One Linden Plan during an interview with Tracy Townsend of WBNS-TV at the Columbus Metropolitan Club.
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Columbus officials are asking voters to sign off on $50 million in new borrowing for affordable housing. But voters will have to decide before a specific spending plan is in place.

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Tuesday was the first day of early voting for the May primary, which means Monday was the last day to register to vote. Even though turnout in off-year primaries is especially low, some people may find they've been eliminated from the voter rolls.

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Off-year elections don't often get a lot of attention from voters. Even less notice is paid to primary elections in an off-year. But Ohio voters will decide on many significant issues on May 7, in addition to selecting the candidates that will campaign through November.

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Technically, Columbus city elections are non-partisan, but both major parties usually put up slates of candidates for mayor and city council. Not so this year: No Republicans are running for a municipal office.

That means Democrats like Mayor Andrew Ginther are virtually assured re-election.

Mayor Andrew Ginther files for re-election at the Franklin County Board of Elections on Feb. 4, 2019.
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Mayor Andrew Ginther officially filed for re-election on Monday, ahead of the November 2019 mayoral election.

Franklin County is spending $12 million on new voting equipment, with the state of Ohio chipping in $10 million
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Franklin County voters can choose between touch screen machines and paper ballots for May's election.