Absentee voting begins for Ohio special election

COLUMBUS (AP) — Absentee voting for Ohio’s Aug. 6 special election begins Wednesday.

Voters in 23 counties will decide 29 local issues, including 19 school issues and a handful of local tax levies, bond issues and charter amendments in the special election.

There are no special elections slated for Mahoning, Trumbull or Columbiana counties.

County boards of election also will mail out absentee ballots beginning Wednesday to voters who have already requested them. All other voters have until noon Aug. 3 to request an absentee ballot by mail or by contacting their election boards.

An absentee ballot request form can be downloaded at www.MyOhioVote.com .

The deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 6 election is Monday.

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