A primary election on Tuesday, May 4, has two statewide issues and a few Hilliard candidates on the ballot.

A primary election on Tuesday, May 4, has two statewide issues and a few Hilliard candidates on the ballot.

State Issue 1 is a proposed constitutional amendment "To extend the Ohio Third Frontier Program by authorizing the issuance of additional general obligation bonds to promote economic growth."

Issue 1 is endorsed by the board of directors of the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce. "Issue 1 renews and continues Ohio's highly successful Third Frontier economic development and jobs program," chamber president/CEO Libby Gierach said. "Ohio's investment in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship has resulted in more than 500 new companies, the expansion of existing companies, and more than 48,000 new jobs for Ohioans. Issue 1 will promote economic growth and improve quality of life in communities across Ohio without raising taxes."

State Issue 2 is a proposed constitutional amendment "To change the location of the Columbus Casino Facility authorized by previous statewide vote."

According to the Franklin County Board of Elections, a few Hilliard residents are included on the certified candidates list. For example, Hilliard's Kim Doucher (Republican) is running for Judge on the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas against incumbent Kimberly Cocroft (Democratic). Also, Hilliard's Nathan Larger (Republican) joins Jason Rafeld (Republican) and Blake Oates (Libertarian write-in) against incumbent State Representative Ted Celeste (Democratic) in the 24th District. Celeste recently wrote a guest column in ThisWeek endorsing Issue 2.

In addition, Hilliard's Matthew Cantrell (Libertarian) is on the ballot for the State Central Committee in the 15th Congressional District. There are also several Hilliard residents on the ballot for the Franklin County Republican Central Committee: Jonathan Gormley (Columbus Ward 75); Nick Wahoff (Columbus Ward 77); Timothy Roberts (Hilliard Ward 1); David Frey and Brett Sciotto (Hilliard Ward 2); Susan Bogan (Hilliard Ward 3); Albert Iosue, Stephanie Kunze, Rob Mulvaney (Hilliard Ward 4).

Voters may cast their ballot from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 4. If you don't know where to vote, call the Franklin County Board of Elections at 614-462-3100.