|Voter registration deadline Monday|
|Friday, April 04, 2014 8:33 PM|
Delphos Herald Staff Reports
For those planning to vote in the May 6 Primary Election, the deadline for registration is 9 p.m. Monday.
The Allen, Putnam and Van Wert County boards of elections will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday for those needing to register.
Registered voters who have moved will need to update their voter registration information. Registered voters may update their registration online by going to myohiovote.com.
Early and absentee voting is underway. Voters may cast an early ballot up until 5 p.m. May 2.
To vote an early ballot, a person must be a registered voter and provide either the last four digits of their Social Security number or driver’s license number. If neither of these items is available, a copy of a current and valid photo ID (state ID card, government ID, etc.) may be used. The photo ID must show the name and address of the voter. OR a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that shows the voter’s name and current address.
Absentee ballots may still be obtained by mailing a signed request to the appropriate board of elections office along with date of birth, driver’s license number or last four numbers of the individual’s Social Security number and an address where the ballot may be sent.
New office hours at the Van Wert County Board of Elections are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The only Saturday that the Board of Elections office will be open for voting will be from 8 a.m. to noon on May 3.
Ohioans will vote on primary races for a number of statewide and local candidates, as well as decide the outcome of a statewide ballot issue and more than 600 local issues.
Election ballot issues
Voters can review the ballot language and summary for State Issue 1: Capital Improvements — General Obligation Bonds online. Information on the 614 local issues on the ballot, including school and local tax levies, bond issues and charter amendments, is available.