Candidate and Issue Information
Information below will help you prepare for the candidates and issues appearing on the 2017 DoubleClick Democracy ballot.
What's on the Ballot? Enter your address here to see the races on the adult ballot. You can then go to our 2017 Election Resources page to find a link to the candidates on the Kids Voting DoubleClick Democracy ballot.
Columbus Dispatch Voter's Guide is linked here.
“Meet the Candidate” forums provide great opportunities for students, teachers and parents to hear directly from candidates running for office at the regional and local levels. The next round of forums will be offered prior to the 2017 general election. A schedule of the forums will be provided by the Franklin County Consortium for Good Government. Franklin County Consortium for Good Government.
As part of our ongoing mission to motivate and prepare students to take part in every election, we have lots of resources to share to prepare schools, students and parents to make informed choices this November. The Kids Voting DoubleClick Democracy ballot for the November general election will be available to participating schools beginning October 23 and running through Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Remember, the adult voter registration deadline is October 10, 2017 to be eligible to vote in the November election. Adults can register online or update their voter information through the Ohio Secretary of State’s website.
Kids Voting Central Ohio
A program of the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio
2080 Citygate Dr.
Columbus, OH 43219
Sample Election Lessons
Lessons and resource materials for each grade level tailored to this year's election can be found here in early September.
Find Your Candidates
Although there are lots of candidates on the ballot, keep in mind that when a student enters an ID number, only those candidates in the districts that represent their school building address will come up. Teachers can find the candidates and issues on their school’s ballot by visiting the Ohio League of Women Voters site Vote411 and entering their school building address.
For those new to the DoubleClick voting process, or those who just want a refresher, the DoubleClick Democracy manual describes the process step by step.