Primary voting to begin for military

Voting for the 2014 primary election begins Saturday for military and overseas voters, according to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.
Statewide, the ballot includes primary races for a number of statewide and local candidates, a statewide ballot issue, and about 600 local issues. State Issue 1, if approved, would allow Ohio to issue bonds to fund infrastructure improvements.
Information about State Issue 1, along with other ballot issues, is available online at the secretary of state’s website,
County elections boards will begin mailing absentee ballots on Saturday, which is 45 days in advance of the May 6 election, to registered military and overseas voters who have requested a ballot.
Military and overseas voters who have not yet submitted a request for an absentee ballot may visit to download an application, or contact their county elections board.
Requests must be received by elections boards no later than noon on May 3, but should be sent as soon as possible to allow adequate time for processing, mailing and the return of the voted ballots.
On April 1, elections boards will begin to mail out absentee ballots to those who have requested them.
Voters must complete, sign and seal their voted ballots and provide the required information, including proper identification. Voted ballots must be postmarked by the day before the election, and received no later than May 16.
Absentee ballots may also be delivered in person to the elections board, no later than the close of the polls on election day.
They may not be returned at polling locations.



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