John Cranley and Roxanne Qualls will be the candidates for Cincinnati Mayor in November, but the percentages in yesterday's election surprised some. WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson shares his thoughts.
The polls are open in Cincinnati, as city residents take their first step toward choosing a new mayor in today's primary election election.
Polling places opened at 6:30 a.m. and the voting ends at 7:30 p.m.
Board of elections officials are expecting a very low turnout. Hamilton County Democratic Party chairman Tim Burke, the chairman of the elections board, said this morning he believes turnout could be as low as 10 percent.
Cincinnati voters head to the polls tomorrow to cast ballots in the city's mayoral primary. Hamilton County Board of Elections Deputy Director Sally Krisel says it's hard to judge how busy the polls will be since there have only been two mayoral primaries in the past. The election in 2001 was on September 11th, the day of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Krisel says turnout that day was especially low, in 2005-- 21 percent of the voters came out to vote and there was no primary in 2009.
Republican Brad Wenstrup was elected in 2012 to represent the people of Ohio’s Second Congressional District in the US House of Representatives. Mr. Wenstrup is a medical doctor, Army Reserve officer, Iraq War veteran, and small business owner. He joins us to discuss the issues facing the nation and the district he represents.