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Washington County primary is Tuesday, May 4

Published: Apr. 27, 2021 at 5:06 PM EDT
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MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Tuesday marked one week before the 2021 Ohio primary. This year’s vote, however, is more about local candidates and issues.

In Washington County, voters May 4 will determine November candidates for Belpre auditor and city council president. Marietta voters will decide the fate of a first-of-its-kind income tax levy for the city schools.

Early and absentee voting has been going on for three weeks. Both are described as slow and steady.

”We’ve had 350 people come into the office and vote so far, and we’ve had 250 through the mail, elections board director Mandy Amos said Tuesday. “We’ve gotten 150 of those back so far. So there’s still 100 out there that people need to get in.”

Early voting will continue through next Monday, May 3, at the Washington County Board of Elections. Voters casting ballots May 4 will vote at their designated precincts.

The elections board office will be open until 7 P.M. for early voting each night through Friday.

Hours for the next three days are 8 A.M-4 P.M. on Saturday, 1-5 P.M. on Sunday and 8 A.M-2 P.M. Monday.

Absentee mail-in ballots are due-either by mail or in the drop box located outside the elections office-by the time the polls close at 7:30 next Tuesday night.

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