Wednesday, February 17 — Early Voting starts by mail or in person at 824 Broadway, Downtown Cincinnati.

Voting hours: February 17-March 4 (Monday-Friday) 8:00am-5:00pm
March 5 (Saturday) 8:00am-4:00pm
March 7-11 (Monday-Friday) 8:00am-7:00pm
March 12 (Saturday) 8:00am-4:00pm
March 13 (Sunday) 1:00pm-5:00pm
March 14 (Monday) 8:00am-2:00pm
To request an absentee ballot application, call 513.632.7044

Tuesday, March 15 — Election Day! Polls open 6:30am-7:30pm


Charlie has been a Republican for more than two decades. Yet, his life was not easy! He had to travel an unpleasant journey through hard work and struggle to become the man he is today.

At the young age of 10, Charlie found himself alone. He grew up in a stable family with a father and a mother and four other siblings. But his mother died at age 31 from a devastating abortion along with the baby. Charlie would never have imagined a part of his life’s journey would include living on the streets and in foster homes. Charlie had to live much of his life without a father, on the streets in Hamilton County. Many days he stayed with people he didn’t even know. Eventually, he ended up in a shelter for abandoned children in Price Hill.

Despite these setbacks, Charlie took personal responsibility for his life, determined not to become a crime statistic. He graduated from Hughes High School in 1969 and from the University of Cincinnati with a Masters in Education with honors. Charlie’s hard work led to his election to Cincinnati City Council in 1993. In 2013, the voters again elected Charlie to City Council as the second-highest vote getter. The Mayor and City Council unanimously elected Winburn as the Chairman of the City’s Budget and Finance Committee. In this capacity, he has been praised by many for establishing—after 14 years—a structurally balanced city budget.

Now Charlie Winburn wants to use his hard work, responsibility and determination as your next Hamilton County Recorder.


Charlie went from the Streets to Foster Homes to Cincinnati City Council. Now he wants to be your next Hamilton County Recorder!

Watch Charlie's Story:


Charlie Winburn has a plan to improve the Hamilton County Recorder's Office

  • Develop a vision and mission statement for the Hamilton County Recorder’s office;
  • Improve customer service by working more closely with lawyers, real estate firms, title companies, and paralegals;
  • Develop a seven year business plan for the Hamilton County Recorder’s office; and
  • Make the County Recorder’s office more efficient, effective, and fiscally sound. Through my leadership as chairman of the Cincinnati City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee, the City of Cincinnati now has a structurally balanced city budget.


Let’s Work Together to Find Solutions for Hamilton County!

Get involved in Charlie’s campaign for County Recorder and help us build our network of volunteers. Volunteering for the campaign is a fun experience that gives you an opportunity to be involved in the political process. If you can help out, please complete the following form and we will contact you when we begin our volunteering efforts.

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