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Ohio has an election Tuesday; who knew?
A turnout of just 20 percent is expected in sharp contrast to 2012
by WKSU's AMY COOKNICK


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Amy Cooknick
 
In The Region:

Ohio voters have until noon Saturday to vote absentee in Tuesday’s primary election

Boards of Elections in Summit, Stark and Cuyahoga counties say numbers for early and absentee voting are low, and they’re forecasting an only aobut 20 percent of Ohio’s registered voters will ballots by the time polls close at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Pat McDonald, director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, says about 75 percent of absentee ballots that had been requested had been submitted as of Thursday morning. That replicated in the other counties.

McDONALD on low turnout

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"Of course more people will go to the polls than vote by mail in this election this year, so I do think it will tick up. But it will be

Hours for in-person early voting are:

  • Stark County: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday
  • Summit County: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday
  • Cuyahoga County: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday

one of the lower voter turnouts we’ve had in a while. In my opinion,
it will be probably less than 20 percent that will go to the polls and vote.”

Requests for absentee ballots are due by noon Saturday and ballots must be postmarked by Monday.

Listener Comments:

WHY isn't there any information in this article about what the issues are for???????? Oh, I guess so only those who know about it will vote and everything will pass.


Posted by: Lin (Akron) on May 6, 2013 6:05AM
thank you wksu for the reminder via tweet or i would have forgotten and missed it.


Posted by: Sharon (Canton) on May 6, 2013 6:05AM
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