Created on Saturday, 22 March 2014 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief is reminding Ohioans that early voting in the May 6 primary begins for military and overseas voters on Saturday and for others on April 1.
The election includes same-party candidate contests, a statewide ballot issue and about 600 local issues.
Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) said county election boards would begin mailing requested absentee ballots to registered military and overseas voters Saturday. They'll go out to other voters beginning April 1, when early in-person voting begins.
The deadline to request an early ballot is noon on May 3.
Voted ballots that are mailed must be postmarked by May 5 and received by May 16. Election boards also will accept them until polls close May 6. They can't be returned at polling places.