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The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Wednesday voted to certify results of the Nov. 8th general election. 

The Secretary of State moved up the date for certification so the Board of Elections spent last weekend counting provisional ballots in order to meet Wednesday's 3 o’clock deadline, according to its Deputy Director Tony Perlatti.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal to ensure that more absentee and provisional ballots are counted. The appeal came from the Ohio Democratic Party and advocates for the homeless. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports the lawsuit over Ohio’s election laws is the last one before November 8th, and it’s settled, at least for now.

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Early voting hours expanded this week and voters in Ohio have a lot of questions about casting their ballots, especially when it comes to provisional ballots. 

The fight in the election battleground of Ohio has been fierce which can raise tension for voters. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow went to Facebook and Twitter to find out questions voters have, and then sat down with Secretary of State spokesperson Josh Eck to read over them.

Chow: “What does a voter need to have with them if they’re voting in-person or on Election Day.”