Voting was slowing down late this morning at polling places in Akron and Cleveland. And despite a few glitches, most elections officials say the day has gone smoothly.
Cuyahoga County elections chief Jane Platten said expanded early voting in Ohio may have relieved the pressure and problems in Cuyahoga today. At a press conference, she said as much as 30 percent of the county’s voters may have cast ballots before today. What problems cropped up today were quickly resolved, she added.
Turnout was heavy early this morning throughout northeast Ohio. Parking lots were packed and waits to vote stretched up to an hour. But the traffic tailed off late this morning.