Election Cycles

Election Cycles

Election Cycles in Ohio and Cuyahoga County

Presidential Elections are in even numbered years, divisible by four (e.g., 2020, 2024, etc.)

      • President/Vice President of the United States (4-year term)
      • U.S. Senator (upon expiration of 6-year term)
      • Congressional Representatives (2-year term)
      • State Senators (even-numbered districts; 4-year terms)
      • State Representatives (2-year terms)
      • State Board of Education Districts 1, 5, 6, 9, 10, and 11 (4-year terms)
      • Cuyahoga County Council (even-numbered districts; 4-year terms)

Local Elections are in odd-numbered years

      • Municipal officials (4-year terms, may be staggered)
      • Township officials (4-year terms, staggered)
      • Members of local boards of education (4-year terms, staggered)

Midterm Elections are in even numbered years when there is no presidential election

      • U.S. Senator (upon expiration of 6-year term)
      • Congressional Representatives (2-year terms)
      • Governor/Lieutenant Governor (4-year term)*
      • Secretary of State (4-year term)*
      • State Treasurer (4-year term)*
      • State Auditor (4-year term)*
      • Attorney General (4-year term)*
      • State Senators (odd-numbered districts; 4-year term)
      • State Representatives (2-year terms)
      • State Board of Education Districts 2, 3, 4, 7, and 8 (4-year terms)
      • Cuyahoga County Executive (4-year term)
      • Cuyahoga County Council (odd-numbered districts; 4-year terms)

            *Note that, all non-judicial statewide offices are elected in the midterm elections.

Judges and Supreme Court Justices – (6-year terms)

      • Municipal judges are elected in odd years.
      • All others are elected in even years. Terms are staggered so that every two years two supreme court justices are elected. Every six years the Chief Justice is elected.
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