March 15, 2024

Voter Election Guide

As business and community leaders, we understand perhaps more than most how public policy can affect our regional economy’s success. New legislation, policies and regulations have the power to unleash or constrain our ability to grow businesses, hire new workers and build prosperity in the Akron-Canton region. Because of this, it is incumbent upon us that we make our voices heard at the ballot box.

Through the work of the Akron-Canton Advocacy Alliance, we strive to provide our 4,500 members with exposure to candidates running for office and information on how and where to vote. Below, you’ll find a series of conversations we held with candidates running for state and federal offices. Within these recordings, you’ll learn about each candidate’s background, their policy priorities, and how we can expect them to engage in various economic and workforce development efforts. Along with this, we’ve provided links to information on candidates, voting, and other relevant resources from the Ohio Secretary of State, and the Boards of Elections from Carroll, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, and Wayne counties.

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out to

Candidate Discussions

Democratic Candidate Panel

Campaign Information for Democratic Candidates:

Republican Candidate Panel

Campaign Information for Republican Candidates:

Candidate Conversation with Rylan Finzer (D), Candidate for Ohio’s 6th Congressional District

Candidate Conversation with Michael Kripchak (D), Candidate for Ohio’s 6th Congressional District

Candidate Conversation with Michael Rulli (R), Candidate for Ohio’s 6th Congressional District

Candidate Conversation with Rick Tsai (D), Candidate for Ohio’s 6th Congressional District

**PLEASE NOTE: following the March 19 Primary Election, the Republican and Democratic Nominees for the 6th Congressional District will face off in the June 11 Special Election to fill the recently vacated seat of Congressman Bill Johnson. All other races will look ahead to the November General Election.

Key Voting and Elections Information

Dates for 2024 Primary Election

Remaining Early In-Person Voting Dates/Times

  • March 13-15: 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • March 16: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • March 17: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Absentee Ballots and Primary Election Polls

  • March 18: Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked by this date.
  • March 19: Primary Election: Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • March 19: Absentee Ballots may be returned by mail or delivered to your county board of elections. If not returned by mail, absentee ballots must be received by your board of elections by 7:30 p.m.
  • March 23: Last day for boards of elections to receive absentee ballots that have been postmarked on or before March 18.

Ohio Secretary of State Election Info

For more information, contact John Rizzo, Vice President, Akron-Canton Advocacy Alliance, at