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Polls open for primary election Tuesday

Polls open for primary election Tuesday
Posted May 5th, 2014 @ 6:11pm by WTVN Newsroom

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- There is a statewide ballot issue, a Democratic Party primary for governor, and 614 local issues to decide at the ballot Tuesday.

Turnout is expected to be low for Tuesday's primary election.

"If you're one of the few voters that go out there on these kind of days that means your voice is more important. And if you sit home that means that you're giving somebody else the chance to decide the future of your community, the future of your state," said Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

Last November there were 35 races and 8 local issues decided by one vote or tied.

The statewide issue, Issue 1, would approve extending the issuance of bonds to fund state aid to local public-works projects. The only other statewide issue is a Democratic Party primary for governor between Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and Larry Ealy, a Dayton-area man. The winner takes on Gov. John Kasich in November.

More than 201,000 people have already cast an absentee ballot. 235,000 were requested. Polls are open for 13 hours from 6:30am - 7:30pm.

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