(Columbus) - Ohioans participating in the May 7 Primary/Special Election may vote absentee starting today.
Secretary of State Jon Husted says voters in 74 counties will decide several local races and 355 local issues, including 116 school issues and a number of local tax levies, bond issues and charter amendments.
In-person absentee voting begins 35 days before the election.
Boards of elections will also mail out absentee ballots, beginning Tuesday, to voters who have already requested them. All other voters have until Saturday, May 4th at noon to request an absentee ballot by mail and they may do so by contacting their county board of elections for more information, or by downloading an absentee ballot request form at MyOhioVote.com.
To cast an absentee ballot by mail, 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 10 days after the election (May 17, 2013).
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.
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