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Early voting begins Tuesday for Washington County, Ohio elections

Published: Oct. 1, 2021 at 10:20 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 1, 2021 at 6:38 PM EDT
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MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - West Virgnia polling places are mostly quiet this year, but that’s not true across the river in Ohio.

Early voting begins Tuesday, October 5, for local elections in the Buckeye State. The day before, October 4, is the deadline to register for the upcoming elections. Election board offices, including the Washington County Board of Elections on Davis Avenue in Marietta, will be open until 9 P.M. that evening.

Facing Washington County voters in November are contested races for second ward Marietta City Council and Belpre City Council-At Large.

What may draw more interest, however, are races for the boards of education in each of Washington County’s six school districts, and, in particular, Marietta City Schools, where there are three open seats.

”This is an election that’s just as important; I know a lot of people talk about the presidential or the gubernatorial elections,” Deputy Elections Director Karen Pawloski says. “But this is where people are actually voting on the first level of government they have to deal with for their community. So I think that’s very important.”

There’s only one issue on the ballot county-wide: a renewal levy for Washington County’s 911 system. There are levies on the ballot in several townships.

Early voting hours in Ohio can be found here:

https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/toolkit/early-voting/?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=pmd_RrHGQYFy3CY4_E62_ApPdTvqDLpriyai2TbpO7GD_dc-1633097612-0-gqNtZGzNAjujcnBszQi9

Lists of election candidates and issues can be found here:

https://lookup.boe.ohio.gov/vtrapp/washington/ballotlist.aspx

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