The twenty-one elected officials in Clermont County are responsible for everything from county roads and bridges to law enforcement to human services. The three commissioners appropriate funds to the various elected officials, who then determine their own spending priorities.

Primary Election

The 2020 Ohio Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, as one of several states voting the week after Super Tuesday in the Democratic Party presidential primaries for the 2020 presidential election. The Ohio primary is a semi-open primary, with the state awarding 153 delegates, of which 136 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.

Voting is expected to take place throughout the state from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. In the semi-open primary, candidates must meet a threshold of 15 percent at the congressional district or statewide level in order to be considered viable. The 136 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be allocated proportionally on the basis of the results of the primary. Of the 136 pledged delegates, between 3 and 9 are allocated to each of the state’s 16 congressional districts and another 18 are allocated to party leaders and elected officials (PLEO delegates), in addition to 29 at-large pledged delegates. Bonus delegates will be allocated as Ohio shares a primary date with numerous other states holding contests the week after Super Tuesday; these numbers do not yet account for these delegates.

During the post-primary caucuses on Thursday, April 16, 2020, congressional district delegates will be elected; should candidates receive more delegates based on the results of the primary than delegate candidates presented at the time, then additional delegates will be nominated during the caucuses. The state executive committee will subsequently meet on Saturday, May 9, 2020 to vote on the 29 pledged at-large and 18 PLEO delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention. The 136 pledged delegates Ohio sends to the national convention will be joined by 17 unpledged PLEO delegates (11 members of the Democratic National Committee; 5 members of Congress, including one Senator and 4 U.S. Representatives, notably Tim Ryan; and former DNC chair David Wilhelm).

General Election

The 2020 United States presidential election in Ohio is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, as part of the 2020 United States elections in which all 50 states plus the District of Columbia will participate.[1] Ohio voters will choose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote. The state of Ohio has 18 electoral votes in the Electoral College.[2]

As of September 2019, Donald TrumpMark SanfordBill Weld, and Joe Walsh are the declared Republican candidates.

A number of Democrats are running or have publicly expressed interest, and Elizabeth WarrenKamala HarrisBernie SandersPete ButtigiegAndrew Yang, and former Vice President Joe Biden are among the major declared candidates.

CANDIDATES

National

State

Jennifer Brunner – Ohio Supreme Court

John P. O’Donnell – Ohio Supreme Court

Local

Acacia Uible – Common Pleas Clerk of Courts

Rich Perry – County Commissioner

Jeff Richards – County Commissioner

Alan Darnowsky – Ohio House District 65