Voters waited in line outside of the Tuscarawas County Courthouse on Monday to cast an early ballot for the November 6th Midterm Election. (Photo by Stacey Carmany, Tusco TV)
New Philadelphia, Ohio - It was a busy weekend for the Tuscarawas County Board of Elections, and officials are anticipating another steady day today for the final day of in-person absentee voting for the November 6th Midterm Election.
Tuscarawas County Board of Elections Deputy Director Sarah Kneuss says nearly 11,000 ballots were cast between the start of in-person absentee voting on October 10th and the close of the day on Sunday.
“It’s been very good, very steady today. We had a good weekend voting,” she says. “Yesterday we were at 10,668.”
Voters have until 2 p.m. today to cast an early ballot at the Tuscarawas County Board of Elections office. The office is located at 125 E. High Ave. in downtown New Philadelphia, and voters should follow the signs to enter through the doors facing North Broadway.
Today is also the deadline to return absentee ballots by mail. Kneuss says mail-in ballots must either be postmarked or hand delivered to the Board of Elections office by 7:30 p.m.
Polls open at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow and close at 7:30 p.m. for voters planning to cast their ballot on election day. Voters are reminded to bring a valid form of identification with them to the polls. Accepted forms of identification include state-issued photo ids, military ids, utility bills or government documents showing the name and address of the voter.
Identification is not required today for early in-person voting, however, voters will be asked to provide either their driver’s license number of the last four digits of their Social Security Number.
Voters can check their registration status, look up their polling location, and download a sample ballot from the Tuscarawas County Board of Elections website, tuscarawas.ohioboe.com. The board also has a General Information Line that can be reached by calling 330-343-8819.
For live election results, watch Tusco TV on Channel 1021 or online at tusco.tv.