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A view of an Ohio voting sticker at the Hamilton County Board of Elections to participate in early voting, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Norwood, Ohio.
Aaron Doster / Associated Press

Two Franklin County races from this month's electon are headed for recounts.

Applications for voter ballots are seen at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Cleveland.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

Monday is the last day that absentee ballots can arrive to Ohio county boards of elections and still be counted.

Poll worker Mildred Henson, left, helps Patria, 57, far right, and Janet Wilson, 68, both of Washington, in car at right of Patria, to submit their ballots from the curbside voting line, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Washington.
Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

During the 2016 election, fewer than 100 people in Franklin County voted curbside. This year, in large part because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Franklin County Board of Elections says just under 1,600 people utilized the option.

Voters waiting more than two hours to cast a ballot during the final weekend of early voting in Ohio on Sunday, November 1 at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

The 2020 election is mostly over, but ballots are still being counted in Ohio. This year's record number of absentee ballots means the Franklin County Board of Elections is still tallying up votes, which could potentially decide some races.

Gahanna-Lincoln High School
Debbie Holmes / WOSU

Early Wednesday morning, the Franklin County Board of Elections announced a tax package for Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools passed by only two votes. With 14,097 "yes" votes to 14,095 "no" votes, the issue remains too close to call.

Voters lineup to cast a vote at the  Dublin Community Recreation Center on November 3, 2020.
Adora Namigadde / WOSU

Electronic voter logs are down in Franklin County on Election Day, according to a poll worker. Voters will have to check-in using back-up paper poll books.

Poll worker Mildred Henson, left, helps Patria, 57, far right, and Janet Wilson, 68, both of Washington, in car at right of Patria, to submit their ballots from the curbside voting line, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Washington.
Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Ohio residents who were planning to vote in-person on Election Day but have contracted COVID-19 still have options for casting their ballot.

The line for early voting at the Franklin County of Board of Elections snaked behind the shopping plaza on Sunday afternoon.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Thousands of Ohioans cast ballots on the final day of weekend early voting in Ohio, with some standing in line for hours – including at the Franklin County early voting center on Morse Road in Columbus.

Lisbeth McCulfor standing next to the early voting line in Franklin County.
Nick Evans / WOSU

The lines were long at the Franklin County Board of Elections on Friday, just ahead of the final weekend of early voting. And some voting rights advocates are voicing concerns about groups electioneering next to waiting voters.

USPS worker unloading absentee ballots to be sent out Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Nick Evans / WOSU

More than 26,000 Franklin County residents have voted in-person or returned their replacement ballots since receiving incorrect ones earlier this month.

Franklin County Board of Elections during the delayed spring election on April 28, 2020.
Ryan Hitchcock / WOSU

After months of messaging about the need for more poll workers, the Franklin County Board of Elections has seen a record level of interest, receiving more applicants than it needed this fall.

Clark County Board of Elections Deputy Director Amber Lopez next to the county's drop box.
Nick Evans / WOSU

The election is well under way in Ohio. Thousands of voters around the state braved chilly mornings and long lines to cast their ballot in the first week of early voting.

More than 500 people queued up in Franklin County for the start of early voting on Oct. 6.
Nick Evans / WOSU

The Franklin County Board of Elections has determined that 49,669 voters throughout the county received an incorrect absentee ballot this week – accounting for almost 21% of the ballots mailed out to voters.

An absentee ballot sent out by the Franklin County Board of Elections on Oct. 6, 2020.
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

The Franklin County Board of Elections said it will send out corrected absentee ballots within 72 hours of identifying voters who recieved ballots with the wrong information.

Franklin County ballot with races specific to Whitehall sent to Worthington voter.
Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

Secretary of State Frank LaRose has issued a directive for the Franklin County Board of Elections to fix a mistake where incorrect absentee ballots were sent to voters. The scope of the problem is yet to be determined, but election officials say this creates an important lesson for voters around the state.

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