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.
- Clermont County Elected Officials: Clerk of Courts, Commissioners, Common Pleas Court, Coroner, Domestic Relations Court, Engineer, Municipal Court, Probate / Juvenile Court, Prosecutor, Recorder, Sheriff, Treasurer
- Statewide Offices: Ohio State House District 65, Ohio State House District 66 Ohio and State House Senate District 14
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).
Under Ohio election law, you declare your affiliation with a political party by requesting the ballot of that party in a partisan primary election. So, for example, you would declare your affiliation with the Democratic Party by asking for a Democratic ballot when you vote in the primary election. Partisan primary elections are held in every even numbered year. The 2020 Ohio partisan primary election is on Tuesday, March 17. Early voting for the 2020 primary starts on February 19. You may vote a different party’s ballot in this primary election even if you’ve voted the other party’s ballot in previous elections. Read more.
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. 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.
A number of Democrats are running or have publicly expressed interest, and Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, and former Vice President Joe Biden are among the major declared candidates.