There are 16 US House of Representatives Districts in Ohio. All districts come up for election every two years.
Many of the districts cross county borders, and in some counties, there may be more than one US House district. You need to verify what US House district your in.
You can go to the Voter Name Lookup on this site. The data is updated several times a year from the Ohio Secretary of State voter registration database..
Ballot Requirements for US House – 50 valid signatures within your party and in the district, $85 filing fee. You must be at least 25 years old. A US citizen for at least 7 years. There is NO requirement to live in the district. Refer to page 3 of the 2016 Candidate Guide.
If the district crosses multiple counties, You file in the most populous county, refer to page 23 of the 2016 Candidate Guide.
Signatures from different counties must be on their own petition, i.e. Lucas county signatures must be on one set of petitions, Wood county signatures must be on their own set of petitions, etc. If counties are mixed on one petition packet, only the signatures from one county will count.
Filing deadline for these seats is currently Dec 16th 2015 for a March 15th, 2016 Primary.
IMPORTANT – This is a Federal election, thus your financial reporting will be conducted through the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) rather than the Ohio Secretary of State. The FEC maintains a very good Q and A for candidates. CLICK HERE to visit the FEC site
Remember, your signatures and candidate filing will be done with the Ohio Secretary of State, your financial declarations and reports will be handled through the Federal Elections Commission.
United States – House of Representatives
|1||Steve Chabot [R]|
|2||Brad Wenstrup [R]|
|3||Joyce Beatty [D]|
|4||Jim Jordan [R]|
|5||Robert Latta [R]|
|6||Bill Johnson [R]|
|7||Bob Gibbs [R]|
|8||John Boehner [R]|
|9||Marcy Kaptur [D]|
|10||Michael Turner [R]|
|11||Marcia Fudge [D]|
|12||Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R]|
|13||Tim Ryan [D]|
|14||David Joyce [R]|
|15||Steve Stivers [R]|
|16||James Renacci [R]|