Locals take advantage of early voting

Early voters in Montgomery County. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)
Early voters in Montgomery County. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohioans can start casting ballots Tuesday in the fall election after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a dispute over the swing state’s voting schedule.

2 NEWS checked on the turnout in Montgomery County.  Elections workers said 73 people in the county voted early as of noon Tuesday.

Ballot box for election.  (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)
Ballot box for election. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)

Voters can pick their choices for the next governor along with other statewide officeholders in the Nov. 4 election. Also up for a vote are a number of legislative races and more than 1,600 local issues.

Ohioans can cast an absentee ballot by mail or in person.

The start of early voting had shifted amid a lawsuit over two election-related measures.

A federal judge temporarily blocked a Republican-backed law. His ruling lengthened the early voting schedule and moved the start of early voting to Sept. 30.

But a later ruling from the Supreme Court returned the start to Tuesday, following a request from state officials.

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