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The early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.
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Monday is the last day for early voting before Tuesday's election. 

Secretary of State Frank LaRose (right) flanked by Franklin County Board of Elections Director Edward Leonard.
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Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, and Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose offered a peek behind the curtain of elections officials’ efforts to conduct a smooth and secure election. 

The early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.
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The voting rights group All Voting Is Local released a report this week showing that Franklin County has the most provisional ballots in the state.

Secretary LaRose (right) showing a resident the new machine at National Church Residences in Columbus.
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Franklin County will use new voting machines for Tuesday’s primary election, setting up a kind of dress rehearsal for the 2020 presidential election.

Ohio Supreme Court Gavel statue
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Organizers who want a fracking ban within Columbus city limits are once again leaning on City Council to get it before voters.

Franklin County is spending $12 million on new voting equipment, with the state of Ohio chipping in $10 million
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Franklin County voters can choose between touch screen machines and paper ballots for May's election.

Ohio I Voted Stickers
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Early voting has concluded across Ohio, and turnout has blown past figures for past midterms. 

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Voters across Ohio head to the polls Tuesday, and there's a lot of decisions to make. For one Franklin County resident, though, Election Day raises another question: How exactly do we pick polling locations, anyways?

Ohio I Voted Stickers
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The city of Columbus is jumping into the fray after the Franklin County Board of Elections decided not to advertise for early voting.

Poll workers at the Franklin County Elections Board handing voters their ballots.
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The Franklin County Commission plans to spend $245,000 on ads for early voting. The board of elections has done that in the past, but Republican board members argue it’s no longer necessary.

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The Franklin County Board of Elections has rejected the "Columbus Community Bill of Rights," a ballot issue that would have banned fracking within city limits. 

Danny O'Connor speaks during an election night watch party at the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Westerville.
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A late addition to voting tallies in Ohio's congressional special election has further tightened the race. Democrat Danny O’Connor now trails Republican Troy Balderson by just 1,564 votes.

Adora Namigadde

For the first time, electronic tablets will speed up the check-in process for Franklin County voters. The county Board of Elections hopes the new "poll pads" will make the voting process smoother for both voters and poll workers.

Franklin Co. Board of Elections

A former county elections board director in Columbus has pleaded guilty to a felony charge alleging he knowingly approved inaccurate timesheets for a fiscal officer who was paid for time that she didn't work.

Electronic Poll Book
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The Franklin County Board of Elections says a test of new electronic poll books was successful and they'll be used during the May 2 primary.

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