Smart Voter Ohio

Message to Candidates

See also FAQs for Candidates.

Your free web page

If you are a candidate on the ballot for at least one of our participating counties and want to accept our written invitation to participate in the Smart Voter project, refer to the instructions in that letter for how to get your data to us. Or send email to and you will receive instructions.

If you are a candidate in a nonparticipating county, we regret that we cannot post any information about your race or your candidacy. Please encourage your local League of Women Voters to participate.

Candidates may enter data on their web page electronically until 8:00 p.m. EST, the day before Election Day.

For answers to specific questions about the total project, please contact the Smart Voter Project Director at

"Thank-you" to all candidates who fill out our Web form to create your own web page on Smart Voter. Our users want to read the information about you and your candidacy directly from you!

Candidate photo

We invite you to electronically submit a photo which is a "head shot" of you alone taken within the last two years. All photos must be timestamped by five (5) days before Voting Day.

You may send us a digital photo or scan a paper photo and send it to us as an attachment to an email message.

The digital image should be in the following format: 

  • Larger than 107 wide x 130 high (pixels). 
  • A common photo format (JPG, TIFF, PNG, BMP)
  • A file size that is practical for email transmission.
  • Photo name should be your name, not "me" or some other non-unique identifier.

Note: If these specifications don't make sense to you, please email us and we will try to clarify.

Send an email attaching a digital photo file to our Photo Editor:

Please be sure to identify the candidate name, county, and office in the body of the email message. Also please include "Smart Voter" as the first words in the Subject line (we have a huge spam problem and it helps us to identify your email in case our spam filters are working overtime).

We will try to process all photos, but cannot guarantee to be able to publish it. If it is not possible or practical to publish, the photo editor will notify you and ask for a replacement.

We reserve the right to crop or reduce photos in order to meet our requirements.

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