Limited hours Monday for early voting

Ohio voters can still cast a ballot in person Monday at their local boards of election from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Mahoning County Board of Elections has seen record numbers for early voting


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – There is still time left to vote before Election Day.

Ohio voters can still cast a ballot in person Monday at their local boards of election from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. POLLING PLACE LOCATOR

Lines were long over the weekend as voters in the Valley took advantage of the weekend polling hours. On Saturday, almost 800 people lined up Mahoning County to cast their vote, bringing the total number of early voters up to 42,000.

Polls open Tuesday in Ohio at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. The polls will stay open longer as long as voters are in line by 7:30 p.m.

Polls in Pennsylvania are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

With early voting, there has been some concern about security. Ohio’s elections chief is stressing the security of the key battleground state’s electoral process as he seeks to bolster voter confidence ahead of Election Day.

Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted says the state has improved its voter registration data and strengthened its laws, processes and technology.

Husted tells The Associated Press in a recent interview that the state’s election system is “as secure as it’s ever been.”

His comments follow repeated claims from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that the election is rigged against him. Husted’s remarks also come amid concerns of possible voter intimidation at polling places.

Husted says he’s not aware of any credible voter intimidation threat – only political rhetoric. He says voter intimidation won’t be tolerated at the polls.

 

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