(WKBN) – Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Ohio May primary.
The Mahoning County Board of Elections is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Trumbull County Board of Elections is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
There are no contested primaries in Columbiana County.
Early absentee voting gets underway at 8 a.m. Tuesday across the state.
Election offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays for the next couple of weeks. Then, more hours, plus even Saturday and Sunday voting, will be added the final nine days before May 4, which is Election Day.
Directors are predicting very low turnouts locally with many communities having nothing at all to vote on.
“That pattern in odd-numbered years, outside the governor’s races and the president’s races. It’s about 18 to 20 percent turnout every two years for races of these types,” said Tom McCabe, with the Mahoning County BOE.
In Mahoning County, only Youngstown and Struthers have contested Democratic primaries. The city of Sebring has one local issue on the ballot.