Early voting for the May 7 primary election starts today for Columbus City Council candidates and many other races and issues. Voters can cast their ballot in person or request an absentee ballot by mail from their county board of elections.
Early voting for the May 7 primary election starts today for Columbus City Council candidates and many other races and issues.
Voters can cast their ballot in person or request an absentee ballot by mail from their county board of elections. Residents must be registered to vote by Monday for the primary.
Not every precinct in central Ohio has candidates or issues on the primary ballot. For those that do, early voting will be available until May 4.
Absentee ballots will be mailed beginning today, and written requests for a mail-in ballot will be taken until May 4.
The Dispatch Voters Guide to the spring primary election is online at Dispatch.com/votersguide.
The guide covers all contested races and ballot issues in central Ohio. It includes candidates biographies and position statements, as well as details of proposed tax levies.
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Early voting details
On the ballot: Thirteen special elections including school levies, tax questions and five liquor options. Columbus, Hilliard and Reynoldsburg will hold primaries for city council. Location: Board of Elections headquarters, 280 E. Broad St. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until May 3. On May 4, 8 a.m. to noon. Requirements: To vote in person, must provide Ohio driver's license number or last four digits of Social Security number. Voters must request an application to receive an absentee ballot by mail. Applications for absentee ballots are available in person, by phone at 614-525-3100 and online at www.vote.franklincountyohio.gov.
Delaware: 740-833-2080, www.co.delaware.oh.us/boe Fairfield: 740-652-7000 or 614-322-5270, www.fairfieldelections.com/ Licking: 740-670-5080, www.electionsonthe.net/oh/licking Madison: 740-852-9424, www.electionsonthe.net/oh/madison Pickaway: 740-474-1100 or 740-474-8077, www.electionsonthe.net/oh/pickaway Union: 937-642-2836, www.electionsonthe.net/oh/union