DID YOU KNOW? If you are 17 years old, you can still vote in the OH primary election. Those without a valid I.D. will be able to vote using a special provisional ballot. All for the Republican nomination for President.
"All of the voters that voted early, before the judicial ruling, called us and wanted their ballot back", said Sleeth.
"I wish things were more simple", said Hillebrand.
OH law requires that every voter, upon appearing at the polling place to vote on Election Day, must announce his or her full name and current address and provide proof of identity. "There's interest there", says Washington County Board of Elections Director, Tara Hupp.
The 5,199 early votes cast by early Monday afternoon is "higher than the last two presidential, but not almost as high as the General Election will be", Hankins said. "Tomorrow our officials are going to be showing up early, and we want to be there for the voters whenever they start voting at 6:30 a.m.", said Gary Sims, director of the Wake Co.
Republicans outnumbered Democrats in Richland County's early voting by about two to one, as of early Monday afternoon. The Warren County elections office has seen more than 700 voters in the three weekend days of in-office voting.
Elections officials across the Triangle are preparing for Primary Election Day with great expectations.
While Republicans have out-requested Democrats in absentee ballots to be returned by mail, Democrats have returned ballots at a higher percentage, which tells election officials Republicans are waiting until the last moment to make their decisions.
Voters planning to cast their ballot in-person on Election Day should do not forget to bring proper identification.