Voting begins in Ohio


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Barbra Brothers, of the League of Women’s Voters of Greater Youngstown, suggests residents vote early because the lines will be shorter than on election day.(Richard Darbey/

Absentee or early voting for the November general elections is in full swing this week.

Chris Davidson reports:

For the first time in Ohio history, every registered voter received an absentee ballot application in the mail. Mahoning County Board of Elections Director Joyce Kale Pesta says it’s an easy procedure:

Send it to your board of elections in the envelope provided and you will receive an absentee ballot by mail

Kale Pesta says many residents choose to vote by absentee.

People might be going out of town or just different reasons so they don’t have to stand in line at the polls. Elderly people like to vote by absentee so they can read their ballot and don’t have to hurry at the polls

If you didn’t receive an absentee application you can fill one out on the board’s website or pick one up in person.

Dr. Barbra Brothers with the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown, says you may want to vote early at the Board of Elections, 345 Oak Hill Ave.

You can cast your ballot there at the election board

There are no long lines. You know it’s going to count. The election board is one place serves us all in Mahoning County.

Andrew Bush edited this report. For, I’m Chris Davidson.