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Early voting begins April 1 for Ohio Primary Election
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 10:08 AM

 

COLUMBUS – Absentee voting begins Tuesday, April 1 for the 2014 Primary Election. Ohioans will vote on primary races for a number of statewide and local candidates, as well as decide the outcome of a statewide ballot issue and more than 600 local issues.

Voters can review the ballot language and summary for State Issue 1: Capital Improvements – General Obligation Bonds here. Information on the 614 local issues on the ballot, including school and local tax levies, bond issues and charter amendments, is also available online at the Ohio Secretary of State’s website.

Voters wanting to cast an absentee ballot by mail have until noon Saturday, May 3 to request an absentee ballot by contacting their county board of elections for more information, or by downloading an absentee ballot request form at MyOhioVote.com.

Beginning April 1,  boards will mail out absentee ballots to those who have requested them. Voters must complete, sign and seal their voted ballots, taking care to provide the required information, including proper identification. Voted ballots must be postmarked the day before Election Day and received no later than the 10th day after the election (May 16). Absentee ballots may also be delivered in person to boards of elections no later than the close of the polls on Election Day. They may not be returned at polling locations.

Polls are open 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on Election Day. Voters choosing to head to the polls on Election Day need to remember to bring the proper form of ID and know their polling place and precinct. Voters can check their polling place and precinct and get other important voting information by visiting www.MyOhioVote.com.