Voter registration deadline nears

Monday is the deadline for voter registration for the May 6 primary election.
Election board offices throughout the state will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to accommodate voter registration.
The Hancock County Board of Elections office is at 201 E. Lincoln St. People should use the rear entrance.
Voter registration forms are available at MyOhioVote.com, from local election boards, or at designated agencies like libraries and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Voters who have moved since the last election should update their address, which can be completed online.
Voters can check voter registration information, including voting address and polling location at MyOhioVote.com.
Absentee voting began Tuesday. All election offices in the state will be open during the following business hours for in-person absentee voting:
• 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday.
• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through April 11, and April 14 through May 2.
• 8 a.m. to noon May 3.
For more information about the election in Hancock County, visit the board’s website at www.hancockboardofelections.com.
Voters may also call the board office at 419-422-3245 for more information on absentee voting, or to request an application by mail.
Secretary of State Jon Husted announced this week that Ohio’s election boards have received about 24,000 requests for absentee ballots so far.
Ohioans will vote on a number of statewide and local candidates, 614 local issues, along with State Issue 1, which would permit the state to sell bonds to finance capital improvements.

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