Ohio need-to-know voting info


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With Tuesday’s general election just days away, here are a few helpful reminders from the office of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office:

Voters can cast an absentee ballot in person from 8 a.m.-4: p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4; and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5.

Voters have until noon on Saturday, Nov. 3 to get their request for an absentee ballot by mail to their county board of elections.

Completed absentee ballots may be returned by mail or in person.

If returning by mail: Must be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 5, and arrive at the board of elections’ office within 10 days of Election Day in order to be eligible to be counted.

If returning in person: Must be dropped off at the county board of elections by the close of polls on Election Day. Voters may not return their absentee ballot at a polling location. A completed ballot may be returned by a family member.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Voters can visit MyOhioVote.com to find their polling place, view a sample ballot, and get a list of acceptable forms of ID to cast a ballot.

The Secretary of State’s office will provide live, unofficial results throughout the evening after the polls close at https://vote.ohio.gov/.

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