​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2024 Election Resources

Looking for the 2024 Ohio Farm Bureau AGGPAC Election Guide and candidate profiles? Check back in August for a digital copy, or check your September/October Our Ohio for the hard copy of this guide. 

How does AGGPAC designate Friends of Agriculture?

The Friend of Agriculture designation recognizes Ohio General Assembly and U.S. Congressional candidates on their views on issues of importance to agriculture and their alignment with Farm Bureau policy. In open seat screenings where the incumbent is not seeking re-election, both candidates, one candidate, or neither candidates in a race can receive this designation after being screened by a committee of Farm Bureau members from counties within that district. A different process if used to evaluate Ohio Supreme Court candidates (see below).

How are incumbents evaluated?

Incumbents are evaluated based on their voting record, an issue survey, and county Farm Bureau member input on their level of engagement. For incumbents to be considered for the designation, they must have a satisfactory voting record on Ohio Farm Bureau Key Votes. The other two components of their evaluation include satisfactory completion of Ohio Farm Bureau’s incumbent survey and a positive review by county Farm Bureaus. Since incumbents have a voting record and performance history, AGGPAC does not interview candidates who are challenging an incumbent. 


How are open seat races handled?

County Farm Bureaus hold local screenings for Ohio General Assembly and Congressional candidates to determine Friends of Agriculture. After a group of members from within the district interview both candidates and discuss priority issues focused on agriculture-specific policy, the screening committee can recommend one candidate, both candidates, or neither candidate.

Are statewide executive-level offices screened?

AGGPAC does not traditionally engage in the executive office races (governor, secretary of state, attorney general, auditor, treasurer). Additionally, AGGPAC does not endorse U.S. presidential candidates. 

Ohio Voter Toolkit
Ready to learn more about Ohio's Judicial System and Candidates? Visit Judicial Votes Count for more information, or this Legal with Leah column: LegalWithLeahJudicialElections.pdf

Are you registered to vote in Ohio?

-You have until February 20th, 2024, for the March 19th, 2024, Primary Election. 
-You have until October 7, 2024 for the November 5, 2024, General Election. 

You can check and update your registration here, and register to vote here

Did you know you can view your sample ballot here, find your polling place here, and view the election calendar here.  All of the resources are available at the Ohio Secretary of State's Voting and Elections Website

In Ohio, we have three ways to vote in the November Election: Early, Absentee, and on Election Day. 

To vote early, you can visit your county board of elections starting October 8th. There are even extended weekday hours and weekend hours in the weeks leading up to Election Day. 

To vote absentee, you can fill out an absentee ballot request form and return to your county BOE. Your ballot will be sent to you and you can mail your ballot or drop it off at your county BOE by 7:30pm on Election Day.

To vote in person on Election Day, find your polling place at the link above, and bring an ID to vote by 7:30pm. 


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