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May primary is Tuesday

Secretary of State Jon Husted today reminded voters that Election Day is tomorrow, with polls opening at 6:30 am and closing at 7:30 pm. All voters should know their polling location, bring the proper form of ID, and excited to be active participants in our democracy.

Election Ballot Issues
Tomorrow, voters in 74 counties will decide several local races and 351 local issues, including 138 school issues and a number of local tax levies, bond issues, and charter amendments. A complete list of local issues appearing on the ballot is available here and at MyOhioVote.com.

Election Day Voting
Polls are open 6:30 am to 7:30 pm on Election Day. Voters choosing to head to the polls must 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 MyOhioVote.com.

Absentee Voting 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, which is today, and received no later than 10 days after the election (May 17, 2013). Absentee ballots may also be delivered in person to county board of elections no later than the close of the polls on Election Day. They may not be returned at polling locations.

Get Elections Updates and Ohio’s Virtual Voting Sticker
Ohio voters are encouraged to link with “OhioSOSHusted” on Facebook and Twitter to get elections information and updates throughout the year.  Here they can also get a virtual voting sticker badge to let their friends and followers know they’ve participated in the election, whether they chose to cast their ballots by mail or in person. Facebook users simply need to “like” Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s official Facebook page to “wear” a virtual sticker on their wall. Twitter users may share their voting badge by visiting the Secretary of State’s website.

Vote in Honor of a Veteran
With Vote in Honor of a Veteran, voters may demonstrate the pride they feel for a veteran by dedicating their vote to them. By participating in this program Ohioans help raise awareness about the importance of voting and highlight the powerful bond between our veterans and democracy. For more information on how to participate in this program visit OhioMilitaryVotes.com

Locally, there are school issues at Benjamin Logan and West Liberty-Salem along with a countywide .75 mill levy for the health district. You can see more at http://electionsonthe.net/oh/logan/filings/issues.pdf

The only contested race is the Bellefontaine City Council Second Ward, featuring Republican incumbent Diane Hager and challenger Marcus St. Clair.

You can hear live election returns on 98.3 WPKO Tuesday night beginning at eight o'clock.

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