Voter Rights

The right to vote is a fundamental freedom.  Efforts to protect voter rights and expand access to the ballot in Ohio must continue.


A strong system of public education is a foundational pillar of our great nation. Here in Ohio we must address the over reliance on local tax dollars to fund public education and unfunded mandates from the state legislature among other educational concerns. 

Upcoming Events

Early Voting Has Begun!

To vote by mail...

CLICK HERE to download an absentee ballot application.

Return your completed application to the Portage County Board of Elections

​449 South Meridian St., Rm. 101

​Ravenna, OH 44266

Portage County voters who wish to vote in person before Election Day should go to the Portage County Board of Elections office at 449 S. Meridian St., Ravenna Ohio. Here are the early voting hours...
April 10 - 13 (T-F) 8:00 am–5:00 pm
April 16 – 20 (M-F) 8:00 am–5:00 pm
April 23 – 27 (M-F) 8:00 am–5:00 pm
April 30 – May 4 (M-F) 8:00 am–7:00 pm
May 5 (Sat) 8:00 am–4:00 pm 
May 6 (Sun) 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
May 7 (M) 8:00 am–2:00 pm

Denise Baba is a candidate for the Ohio house of representatives 75th district. Her name is on the ballot for the democratic nomination in the 
may 2018 primary

Why i'm Running for  

State Representative

Primary Election Day

May 8 @ 6:30 AM - 7:30 PM 

​​Denise Baba

for State Representative

Portage County is a great place to live and raise a family.  I've chosen to make this community my home for nearly 20 years. I'm running for the Ohio House of Representatives because I believe in public service - that each of us have a role to play in shaping our community.  I've served on my local school board for more than a decade and advocated on behalf of school children.  I'm now asking you to send me to the Statehouse so that I can be an advocate for all the people of Portage County.

​                                              - Denise Baba


Ohio's 75th House District encompasses most of Portage County, including:

Atwater Township, Brady Lake Village, Brimfield Township, Charlestown Township, Deerfield Township, Edinburg Township, Franklin Township, Kent City, Mogadore Village, Palmyra Township, Ravenna City, Ravenna Township, Rootstown Township, Streetsboro City, Suffield Township, Sugar Bush Knolls Village and Tallmadge City.

Meet the Candidate

Sunday, May 6 from 4:00PM - 6:00 PM 

City of Kent Rec Center

1115 Franklin Avenue

Kent, OH

Mental Health

The state must continue to fund programs that promote positive outcomes for those impacted by mental health issues.