Columbus Dispatch: Here’s an important thing that can’t wait long: If you aren’t a


Columbus Dispatch: Here’s an important thing that can’t wait long: If you aren’t a registered voter in Ohio, you still can become one in time for the May 8 primary election – but only if you take action by Monday.

That’s the deadline for registering or for changing your address or name on an existing registration.

It’s easier than ever, since online registration went into effect at the beginning of 2017. New registrations and changes can be made at myohiovote.com.

Those who prefer the time-tested methods can hand-deliver or mail a form to their local boards of election. [In the Mahoning Valley, they are located in Youngstown, Warren and Lisbon and are all open until 9 p.m. Monday.]

To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old and have lived in Ohio for at least 30 days before the election.

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