With the primary less than a week away, candidates are crisscrossing the state for last-minute appearances and vying the support of Ohio voters.
Locally, officials are working to get out the vote in support of the schools.
Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School District — Seeking the renewal of a 4.33-mill levy to maintain current services. Passage would extend the current tax five years.
Genoa Area Local School District — Seeking the replacement of a 1.35-mill levy along with an increase of .25 mill for permanent improvements.
Woodmore Local School District — Seeking a 5.43-mill bond issue for a new elementary/middle school building. The levy would raise $15,709,840 to participate in the State of Ohio Exceptional Needs School Facilities Assistance Program. The issue all includes a 0.5-mill levy for permanent improvements.
Republicans will choose the challengers for a few key races.
For president, front-runners Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney will battle it out with Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul and Rick Perry to face Barack Obama.
For the new 9th Congressional District, Samuel Wurzelbacher — aka Joe the Plumber — faces Steven Kraus. The winner of that primary will face one of three Democratic candidates: Marcy Kaptur, Dennis Kucinich or Graham Veysey. The redrawn District combined the territories of Kaptur and Kucinich who have represented the Toledo and Cleveland areas for years. Veysey is an entrepreneur and political newcomer.
The polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 6.
For a complete list of candidates, sample ballots and more, visit: http://www.co.ottawa.oh.us/OCBoardofElections/index2.htm