After a seemingly relentless political campaign, Election Day is finally here.
Below is a list of important things you need to know before voting:
- Polls are open in Ohio from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8.
- You must bring a valid ID to vote in person. These include any of the following: (1) An unexpired Ohio driver's license or ID; (2) an unexpired photo ID issued by Ohio or the US government that includes your name and current address; (3) a military ID; (4) a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government check that includes your name and current address; (5) any government document that shows your name and address.
- Your employer must allow a reasonable amount of time for you to cast your ballot.
- Many polling places are in buildings that restrict firearms on the premises, so leave your gun at home before heading out to vote.
- If you make a mistake on your ballot, notify a poll worker and they will give you a new one.
- The state of Ohio is worth 18 electoral votes in the presidential race.
- It takes 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.
- California carries the most electoral votes with 55.
- Multiple school levies are also on the ballot throughout Northeast Ohio, including Issue 108 -- a tax levy renewal for Cleveland schools.
- Voters statewide will also determine the outcome of the heated U.S. Senate race between Ted Strickland and Rob Portman.
- More than 23 million Americans have already voted early. An estimated 30-40 percent of total ballots will have been from early voting.
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