People wanting to run for federal, state or local-office nominations May 6 have until 4 p.m. Wednesday (2/5) to submit their paperwork.
Barring a late surprise, neither party will have a primary battle in the Ohio governor's race.
Cuyahoga County Executive, Ed FitzGerald, has been running for the Democratic nomination since early last year. Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune late last week abandoned plans to challenge him.
Meanwhile, Gov. John Kasich hasn't drawn any opposition on the Republican side. Tea party activists had talked about running a candidate in the primary, but none of the potential candidates discussed moved forward.