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Expanded Early Voting Hours Start Monday At Franklin County Board Of Elections

The early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.
John Minchillo
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Associated Press

Starting Monday, Franklin County residents can get a little extra time to cast early voter ballots in-person at the board of elections office.

When early voting began on October 5, residents could vote in-person on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Now, they get two extra hours during the week starting Monday, until 7 p.m. each day.

Additionally, the Franklin County Board of Elections office, located at 1700 Morse Road, will be open at select times during the weekend and November 1:

  • Saturday, October 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 31 from 1-5 p.m.
  • Monday, November 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

From now until Election day on November 2, residents can officially vote on an array of local school board and council candidates, along with ballot issues — such as a controversial green energy bill that Columbus city council members oppose.

Voters can also drop off completed ballots at the board's 24/7 ballot drop-box.

As of Friday, the board of elections has received over 25,000 ballots through either in-person ballot drop offs or mail-in ballots.