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DeWine announces special election to fill Stivers' congressional seat

Rep. Steve Stivers is stepping down from his seat on May 16.
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Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio listens as Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, before a House Financial Services committee hearing on the annual report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

Governor Mike DeWine has called a special election to fill the Ohio 15th Congressional District seat being left by Rep. Steve Stivers.

Stivers announced earlier this month he will leave Congress on May 16 to accept the position of President and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. 

Candidates wishing to run in the special election must file paperwork with the Franklin County Board of Elections by 4 p.m. on May 17.

Paperwork for write-in candidates has to be filed by May 28.

Residents have to register to vote by July 6 to cast a ballot in the special election primary on Aug 3.

To vote in the Nov. 2 special election, Ohioans have to register to vote by Oct. 4.

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