* Registration ends Monday, April 2
More than 31,000 post cards have been mailed to Franklin County voters informing them that their polling locations have been changed for the May 2 primary election. That equates to roughly four percent of those registered countywide.
registration for the May 2nd primary will end on Monday, April 3rd. The board of elections, located at 1700 Morse Road, will remain open Monday until 9:00 p.m. for voters to register or deliver their completed forms to our office.
Voters may also go online at http://myohiovote.com to register to vote with a valid Ohio driver’s license or update an existing registration. Registrations by mail are acceptable if they are postmarked by April 3rd. Registration forms are available at our office, on the Web at http://vote.franklincountyohio.gov.
Forms may also be found at many government offices throughout the county. Registration is open to U.S. citizens who live in Franklin County and who will be 18 or older by the November 7th general election. Voters as young as 17 may register and vote for candidates as long as they will be 18 years of age by November 7, 2017. 17 year old may not vote for issues in the primary.
A statement by the spokesperson for the Board of Elections, Aaron Sellers said that “16 locations are changing for various reasons and were not available for use in this election. The changes only involve polling locations open on May 2.”
“Each postcard lists the name, address and precinct of the new voting location as well as the legislative and school districts it covers. The board of elections will have signs posted at former voting sites to redirect voters to their new location. Voting locations are also available under the Sample Ballot link on our website www.vote.franklincountyohio.gov.
“Voters still have the option of voting early by mail or in-person at the board of elections beginning Tuesday, April 4 through Monday, May 1 by 2:00pm,” he added. Close of Registration for the May 2, 2017 Primary is at 9:00 p.m. on April 3, 2017.
The city of Columbus, Ohio, will hold elections on November 7, 2017. A primary election will occur on May 2, 2017. Three of the seven seats on the city council are up for election. The positions of city attorney and city auditor are also on the ballot. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 1, 2017.
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