If you want to compare to a full range candidates:
In the following survey, leave any of the questions blank where neither choice fits what you would select. If you find that you disagree with both choices pretty often in the following survey, it is because only the Democrat and Republican choice is given in "Select a Candidate" and your better choice would be a minor party candidate.
Green Party recommended list:
President and Vice-President - Jill Stein & Cheri Honkala
1st Congressional District - Rich Stevenson
Issue 1 - NO on Constitutional Convention
Issue 2 - YES to create a state-funded commission to draw legislative and congressional districts
Issue 4 - NO to elect Cincinnati City Council for four-year terms
Issue 42 - YES renewal Cincinnati Public School operating levy
Issue 50 - YES renewal Senior Service levy
Issue 51 - YES renewal Mental Health Levy
Green Party recommendations:
At its October 9, 2012, the Hamilton County Green Party voted to recommend the following to voters for the November 6, 2012 election:
Recommend: For President and Vice-President - Jill Stein & Cheri Honkala
Recommend: For 1st Congressional District - Rich Stevenson
(FYI - The Democrat candidate has not been actively running in this race.)
For Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court 1/1/2013:
Mike Skindell is the Democrat, Terrence O'Donnell is the Republican
For Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court 1/2/2013:
William O'Neil is the Democrat, Robert Cupp is the Republican
For Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court unexpired term ending 12/31/14
Yvetter McGee Brown is the Democrat, Sharon Kennedy is the Republican
For Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Full Term beginning 4/1/2013
Vote for 2 of the 4, or you can under vote and just choose 1:
Democrats: Nadine Allen & Stephen Black
Republicans: Leslie Ghitz & Heather Russell
Judge of Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division
This is the race where John Williams was given the seat while Tracy Hunter continued to try to get all of the votes counted. She finally did win and Bill Bell didn't want to sign up to run for the position until Tracy Hunter's fate was decided.
You will not be given the list of write ins at the Polls unless you ask. You do not get the list of write ins with an absentee ballot.
Bill Bell is the Democrat Party's Write in Candidate.
Green Party recommendations from the Green Party on the Issues:
Issue 1 - recommend a NO vote.
Topic: Should there be a convention to revise the Ohio Constitution: Under the Ohio Constitution, every 20 years voters are asked: "Shall there be a convention to revise, alter, or amend the constitution?" If voters decide in favor of the constitutional convention, the General Assembly will make provisions concerning electing delegates for a convention to revise, amend or change the Ohio Constitution. The delegates to the constitutional convention may agree on amendments, which must be approved by the voters before taking effect. A constitutional convention was last held in 1911.
Some Arguments Against Issue 1
1. The Ohio General Assembly should propose revisions as recommended by the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission.
2. Special interests may dominate the convention.
Issue 2 - recommend a YES vote
Topic: To create a state-funded commission to draw legislative and congressional districts Many Greens have signed &/or also circulated the petition to put this issue on the ballot. Here is what the supporters say about this issue: Right now, the politicians choose their voters via redistricting. The supporters of Issue 2 have spent over a year try to design a method of redistricting that would result in fair, competitive districts with the goal of taking the issue of redistricting out of the hands of the powerful and into the hands of the public.
League of Women Voters http://www.lwvohio.org/
Voters First: http://votersfirstohio.com/splash/
We are Ohio on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/weareohio
Opponents mostly had supported the Senate Bill 5 that was defeated last year.
Issue 4 - recommend a NO vote
This issue was placed on the ballot by 6 members of Cincinnati City Council, Proposed Charter Amendment (Ordinance No. 304-2012) -- City of Cincinnati, "Shall the Charter of the City of Cincinnati be amended to provide that the members of City Council shall be elected at-large for four-year terms ...." About the issue:
Officially the Democrat Party and the League of Women Voters and Republican Mike Allen support this proposal. Ex member of Cincinnati City Council spoke against this amendment at the Northside Community Council Forum on Oct. 15th saying that he thought it was not in the public's best interest to cut in half the number of times the Council members come to the public to hear what matters to them and he called his campaign time a true reality check from the public on what matters to them.
The NAACP is in opposition to this proposal and so is the Green Party, both organizations have been collecting signatures to add the recall provision to the Mayoral section of the City Charter and if this passes we would have to collect signatures to fix this new flaw in the Cincinnati Charter as well. If the issue is to save tax dollars in running one less City election, that money could be saved by following ranked choice voting in the Mayor's race as opposed to having a special (and pricey) election for a Mayor's primary in September of the Mayor's election years.
We also recommend approval of the following renewal property tax levies:
Yes on the Cincinnati Public School levy Issue 42
Yes on Senior Service levy Issue 50
Yes on Mental Health Levy Issue 51