Election Cycles

Ohio follows a four-year cycle:

Presidential  Election Year (2008, 2012, 2016, etc.)
President/Vice President of the United States
U.S. Senator (if term expires)
Congressional Representatives
State Senators (even-numbered districts)
State Representatives
State Board of Education (one third of members)
Two State Supreme Court Justices
Cuyahoga County Council (five members)

Local Election Year (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017, etc.)
Most municipal officials
Some township officials
Members of local boards of education

Midterm Election Year (2010, 2014, 2018, etc.)
U.S. Senator (if term expires)
Congressional Representatives
Governor/Lieutenant Governor
Secretary of State
State Treasurer
State Auditor
Attorney General
State Senators (odd-numbered districts)
State Representatives
State Board of Education (one-third of members)
Two State Supreme Court Justices
Cuyahoga County Executive
Cuyahoga County Council (six members)

Judges
Ohio judges are elected to six-year terms. Municipal judges are elected in odd years, all others in even years.

For complete information, visit the Ohio Secretary of State or the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.