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Our USA TODAY Network Ohio Bureau is dedicated to bringing you important news about the 2022 election and helping you make an informed decision when you vote.

Voter registration is over and early voting has started in Ohio – the 2022 election cycle is in full swing.

Ohio voters will choose a governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, a U.S. senator, 15 U.S. House representatives, state lawmakers, a new Ohio Supreme Court chief justice, two supreme court justices, and decide two ballot proposals – one on bail reform, the other on voting rights.

Ohio gubernatorial candidates Mike DeWine and Nan Whaley spoke during a forum presented by Vote for Ohio Kids on Thursday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

This is also Ohio’s first general election with new congressional, state House and state Senate districts. All three maps were declared unconstitutional by the Ohio Supreme Court, but will still be used for this election.

Here’s at look at how the USA TODAY Network Ohio bureau is bringing you that information:

What do we cover?

Our reporters cover stories of all stripes, from high-level political analyses that give context to the moment to helpful explanations of Ohio’s voter registration, early voting and absentee voting processes. We send out a newsletter each Wednesday to subscribers with the biggest headlines to come out of Ohio politics each week. We also have a podcast, Ohio Politics Explained, hosted by reporter Anna Staver, where we catch you up on the state’s political news in 15 minutes or less.

At the state level this year, our attention is focused on the race for the U.S. Senate between Republican J.D. Vance and Democrat Tim Ryan and the race for governor between Republican Gov. Mike DeWine and Democrat Nan Whaley. We are also covering the races for attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer and the three races for the state supreme court.

Ohio U.S. Senate candidates Democrat Tim Ryan (left) and Republican J.D. Vance. AP

Ohio voters will also decide two state ballot issues. Issue 1 on bail reform and Issue 2 which would prohibit noncitizens from voting. We’re also keeping an eye on Ohio’s competitive races for the U.S. House.

The USA TODAY Network Ohio bureau provides election and state government coverage for 21 daily news outlets across Ohio including the Columbus Dispatch, Cincinnati Enquirer, Akron Beacon Journal, and Canton Repository.

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