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Weather may have helped, but turnout in Ohio elections remains low
Voting in off-year elections is often less than half what it is in presidential years.
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
and MARK URYCKI AND KELSEY LEYVA


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M.L. Schultze
 
Today's voting at Tallmadge in Summit County has been slow, as it has been throughout much of Northeast Ohio.
Courtesy of MARK URYCKI
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Warm weather may have helped boost voter turnout in today’s off-year election. But that's all relative. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on how Election Day is shaping up.

LISTEN: The tale at today's polls

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The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections says polls have been steady all day, enough so that the board is revising its turnout projects UP to 25 or 30 percent. 

Polls remain open throughout Ohio until 7:30 tonight.

The county has one big race – the Democratic race for Cleveland mayor – and four big levies: parks, port, human services and library.

But other voters in Northeast Ohio had very little to go on. Alice Bailey of Canton has been voting for decades, and sees it as an obligation and privilege. But she had an extra motivation today. 

“Somewhat curiosity because there’s not been the volume of political ads on TV or the radio or even in the mail that there has been previously. And so I thought, you almost have to vote to see who’s running.” 

Stark County, which includes Canton, is projecting a turnout of about 30 percent. 

In Lorain County, projections are running about 37 percent, driven partly by tight mayoral races in Vermilion and Avon.


Here are some voices of Summit County voters who made the trip to the polls today:
Summit County voters

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