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Ohio official trims early voting in Cleveland

The Associated Press

The Ohio secretary of state has trimmed early in-person voting in the state's biggest county.

Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) sided with fellow Republicans in breaking a 2-2 tie in the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County elections board.

The board had deadlocked along party lines on whether to open board offices on the last two Saturdays and Sundays in October for voting.

According to The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (, Husted has said extending hours for in-person early voting is a local decision but he will vote against it if there are tie votes.

All 88 county election boards are split 2-2 along party lines.

Husted has advocated uniformity among county board voting hours, particularly as many face tight budgets.

All Ohio voters will receive absentee ballot applications in the mail.


Information from: The Plain Dealer,