What you need todo in order to vote


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Ohio has set a new, almost exclusively mail-in primary election for April 28 due to the coronavirus. Here is what you need to know:

Election Day:

Tuesday, April 28, will be the day votes are counted for Ohio’s primary election.

What’s changed:

Polling stations will not be open.

How do you vote:

• If you voted early before the March 17 election was canceled, you do not need to do anything.

• People who haven’t yet cast a ballot will need to apply for an absentee ballot to vote. There are two ways to do so.

• You can apply for an absentee ballot by printing an application form that’s available online or calling their county elections board to request one: Allen County (419) 223-8530; Auglaize County (419) 739-6720; Hardin County (419) 674-2211; Putnam County (419-538-6850).

• Requests must be received at the board by noon on Saturday, April 25, except in cases of unforeseen hospitalizations.

• Once a ballot is received and completed, it must be postmarked by April 27, or it can be directly delivered to the voter’s county election board on Election Day.

• Only those voters with disabilities or those without home mailing addresses will be allowed to vote in person at the county board on April 28.

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