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Vote early in the Valley: What you need to know

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Early voting is underway in the Valley and the rest of Ohio before the general election on November 6.

As we approach the general election early voters will find extended hours at the county boards of elections giving them an opportunity to cast an early ballot.

In addition to locations and times for early voting, you will find a list of candidates, issues, and questions for each county below.

WHERE TO VOTE

MAHONING COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS

345 Oak Hill Ave. Entrance A, Youngstown, OH 44502  

Telephone: (330) 783-2474

No ID needed to vote

TRUMBULL COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS

2947 Youngstown Rd., SE , Warren, OH 44484

Telephone: (330) 369-4050

Need last four digits of social security number or driver’s license number to vote

COLUMBIANA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS

7989 Dickey Dr., Suite 3, Lisbon, OH 44432

Telephone: (330) 424-1448

Need some form of ID to vote

IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Ohio law requires that every voter, upon appearing at the polling place to vote on Election Day, must announce his or her full name and current address and provide proof of identity.

The forms of identification that may be used by a voter who appears at a polling place to vote on Election Day include

An unexpired Ohio driver’s license or state identification card with the present or former address so long as the voter’s present residential address is printed in the official list of registered voters for that precinct;

A military identification;

A photo identification that was issued by the United States government or the State of Ohio, that contains the voter’s name and current address and that has an expiration date that has not passed;

An original or copy of a current utility bill with the voter’s name and present address;

An original or copy of a current bank statement with the voter’s name and present address;

An original or copy of a current government check with the voter’s name and present address;

An original or copy of a current paycheck with the voter’s name and present address; or

An original or copy of a current other government document (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections) that shows the voter’s name and present address.

For utility bills, bank statements, government checks, paychecks, and other government documents, “current” is defined as within the last 12 months.   “Utility bill” includes a cell phone bill.    “Other government document” includes license renewal and other notices, fishing and marine equipment operator’s license, court papers, or grade reports or transcripts.  “Government office” includes any local (including county, city, township, school district and village), state or federal (United States) government office, branch, agency, commission, public college or university or public community college, whether or not in Ohio.

Provisional ballots: If you do not have any of the above forms of identification you may provide either your Ohio driver’s license or state identification number (which begins with two letters followed by six numbers) or the last four digits of your Social Security number and cast a provisional ballot. Once the information is reviewed and verified by the board of elections, your ballot will be counted.

If you do not provide one of the above documents or your driver’s license/state identification number or the last four digits of your Social Security number at the precinct, you will still be able to vote using a provisional ballot. However, in order for that ballot to be counted, you must return to the board of elections no later than seven days following Election Day to provide a qualifying form of identification.

WHEN TO VOTE

WEEKDAYS

Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm weekdays through October 26

Monday through Friday 8 am to 7 pm weekdays October 29 through November 2

Monday, November 5, 8 am to 2 pm

WEEKENDS

Saturday, October 27 and Saturday, November 3, 8 am to 4 pm

Sunday, November 4, 1 pm to 5 pm

Below are candidates, issues and questions voters will see in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties.  

MAHONING COUNTY CANDIDATES, ISSUES AND QUESTIONS

TRUMBULL COUNTY CANDIDATES

TRUMBULL COUNTY QUESTIONS AND ISSUES

COLUMBIANA COUNTY CANDIDATES, QUESTIONS, AND ISSUES

MERCER COUNTY CANDIDATES AND ISSUES (No early voting)

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