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Polls Open As Voters Decide Legal Pot, Columbus Mayor

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Polls have opened in Ohio as voters decide on ballot issues including one that would legalize marijuana for both recreational and medical use and one involving a legislative redistricting overhaul.

Election sites opened their doors at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Polls remain open until 7:30 p.m.

Turnout is expected to be low as early presidential politicking has largely overshadowed 2015 campaigns.

The ballot question on marijuana would allow Ohio to become the first state to legalize it for both recreational and medical use in a single stroke. But opponents are hoping a separate measure aimed at nullifying the idea will succeed.

The redistricting measure would establish a new system for drawing state legislative districts in the battleground state.