Mayor, municipal court judge on ballot

TIFFIN, Ohio – April 30, 2023 – Primary Election voting day is May 2, with polls open 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. City of Tiffin residents will have the opportunity to vote on candidates for Tiffin mayor, and registered Republicans can vote on candidates for Tiffin-Fostoria municipal court judge.

Following the passage of changes to the City Charter, primary elections for the City of Tiffin are non-partisan. For contended races in the City of Tiffin, all candidates from any political party will appear on all ballots. Any county-wide races, however, are required to go through a partisan primary process.

This year, any registered voter of the City of Tiffin will have the opportunity to vote in the mayor’s race with either a Republican Ballot or the Non-Partisan Ballot (there is not a separate ballot for Democrats). The Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court race will only be on Republican ballots county-wide.

Sample Republican Ballot
May 2 Primary - Republican Sample Ballot image    








Sample Non-Partisan Ballot

​​May 2 - Non-Partisan Sample Ballot





The top two vote-getters of the Tiffin Mayor race will face off in the Nov. 7 general election, and the winner of the Republican primary for Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court judge will face Jim Fruth, the uncontested Democratic candidate for municipal judge.

The Seneca County Board of Elections is hosting a live broadcast of the unofficial results for the Primary Election. The stream is to begin at about 8:15 p.m. on the Seneca County Board of Elections Facebook page, with periodic updates until the unofficial results are finalized for the night.

For more information on voting rules, times and to confirm voter location, visit the Seneca County Board of Elections website.