(2-2-22) Mercer County Board of Elections issued a list of all of the candidates who have filed to be on the May 3, 2022 Primary Ballot with a filing deadline of February 2, 2022 at 4pm.

The board plans to meet on February 8 at 10 am in the Courthouse Auditorium to certify the petitions.

Three Republicans have filed for the 84th District State Representative and one Democrat. Mercer County is caught in a very unusual situation. The county had been placed in the 82nd District (Van Wert, Paulding counties and part of Defiance County) which went north of the county. But after the Ohio Supreme Court ordered the maps to be redrawn the county was placed in the 84th District which includes portions of Auglaize and Darke County. The Supreme Court has not yet approved the new map.

Two Republicans and one Democrat filed of the Mercer County Commissioner (1-1-23) seat.

Two Republican filed for Mercer County Common Pleas Judge, no Democrat filed for the position.